May 7th 2016
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Benefactors is proud to recognize the
partnership with the following benefactors is proud to recognize the partnership with UC Irvine Health. Over the last three years we have had the pleasure of partnering with UC Irvine Health in donating our monetary gains from our events to their Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for Melanoma.

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Over the last two years we have had the great pleasure of partnering with UC Irvine Health in donating our monetary gains from our events to their Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for Melanoma.

In the last two years we have donated Over $100,000 + from our iCureMelanoma 5k alone. We have enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to be able to share in our passions, and can’t wait to see what we are able to donate this year.

See Below all that UC Irvine Health is Recognized for.

•UC Irvine School of Medicine, one of the top U.S. medical schools for research, is where our groundbreaking research and treatment advances are imparted to the rising practitioners of tomorrow.

• UC Irvine Medical Center is rated among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report — for 15 years and counting. We are also ranked among the top 50 U.S. medical centers in ear, nose and throat, geriatric and nephrology care.

• Our Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 45 in the nation — and the only one in Orange County — designated for excellence by the National Cancer Institute.

• UC Irvine Medical Center is Orange County’s only Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma  center, which means our trauma and critical care physicians are fully equipped to treat life-threatening injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• Our Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the first in Orange County to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the nation’s preeminent healthcare standard-setting organization.

• Our numerous health providers throughout Orange County apply the most advanced medical knowledge — for diabetes, neuromuscular disease, women’s health and more — ensuring that our community and its residents become healthier and stronger.

How are our contributions benefitting Melanoma Research?

• Provide additional research support in Dr. John Fruehauf’s lab working on five (5) current clinical trials at UC Irvine for patients with stage III & IV melanoma.  Post-doctorate Research Coordinator.

• Provide funds for a pilot project with the Hematology/Oncology Division – Pathway Analysis Individualized Network Therapeutics project – genomic testing of melanoma tumor cells to help design individualized treatment for melanoma patients.

• Seed funding for Dr. Maki Yamamoto, melanoma surgeon, for research:

• Role of Vitamin D in melanoma patients

• Isolated Limb Infusions for Loco-regional recurrences of melanoma.

• Design & implementation of a melanoma database – capturing information for future melanoma research and patient clinical trials  from data collected by the Melanoma Center over the past 10-15 years. Currently in the Beta-testing phase