Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer – and one of the most common cancers among women under 40.
"The good news is a cure is near. But we need your help."
HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
- At the top of this page, support via Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr and get the word out to your friends and followers to do the same.
- Go to Itsthatworthit.org to learn more about melanoma and the latest suncare advances, the importance of skin checks and visits to your dermatologist, and additional ways to support the MRA.
- On May 20th, watch as everyone’s messages are simultaneously shared around the world.
The first line of defense is prevention. We know not to smoke. We know not to text and drive. But do we really get that not wearing sunscreen everyday can lead to melanoma?
The second line of defense is research. The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is making significant strides to prevent and even cure melanoma.
It’s time to raise our voices on one day, with one message, to let the world know that we want to stop melanoma, by wearing sunscreen every day and supporting the efforts of the MRA to find a cure.
Join Eva Longoria, Aimee Mullins, Lea Michele, skin cancer survivor Diane Keaton, and melanoma survivor, L’Oréal Paris communications executive and MRA ambassador Danielle Macaluso to send this message by signing up to this Thunderclap.
On May 20th, to commemorate May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month and to kick off Memorial Day weekend and a summer of safe sun, your message and everyone else’s message will be sent loud and clear to stop melanoma through prevention and research.
As part of the It’s THAT Worth It campaign, L’Oréal Paris will make a donation to the Melanoma Research Alliance of $1 for each supporter who signs up for the Thunderclap and $1 for each L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare product sold in the U.S. – up to $250,000 in 2014. But the Thunderclap will not be heard unless we reach our goal of supporters, so please join us, wear sunscreen and share this message with your social network. Do it. It’s THAT Worth It.
The 19th Annual Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s (JCCF) "TASTE FOR A CURE," is set for Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television, receives the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Actor Joel McHale will present. “Glee” star Lea Michele and “How I Met Your Mother’s” Alyson Hannigan will be part of the program featuring a performance from “Glee’s” Darren Criss and entertainment from actor/comedian Tom Papa.
"Since the events debut19 years ago, over $9.2 million has been raised for cancer research at UCLA. With the support of this year’s honoree, Steve Mosko, along with the evening’s generous friends and participants, we anticipate greater strides being made to eventually eradicate this deadly disease.”
Lea Michele at Taste For A Cure 2012
On April 6, 2014 - fans trended Monchele For Chrysalis worldwide on Twitter, in honor of the milestone for our Chrysalis fundraiser. We have officially raised $3,000 for Chrysalis in honor of Cory Monteith and Lea Michele. Have you donated yet? What are you waiting for? Donate now to Chrysalis, in honor of Cory and Lea.
Thank you to everyone who joined Bright Ambitions’ International Louder Collage Project - Screaming a little LOUDER around the globe for Lea Michele!
Lea Michele’s debut album Louder has been hitting the charts with flying colors, even reaching the #1 spot in some countries! Obviously Lea is so excited about this and we want to join in on the excitement! Bright Ambitions wants to create a group collage featuring fans all over the world that purchased Louder! Here is what you need to do:
- You must have an iPhone or good enough camera and a physical copy of Louder!
- Take a picture of yourself holding the album, and be sure to smile! Make sure the picture is a good size and good quality, and do not take it from a strange angle.
- That’t it! No signs, no digitally editing. We will take care of that! If you want to wear your Louder shirt or necklace, do it! If you want to represent your country, do it! Make sure the image is in somewhat of a square shape. Nothing too long or too wide.
- Once you are ready to submit..you may email us the picture at email@example.com - be sure to tell us your name, twitter account, and country you are from OR instagram the picture! Be sure to put #brightambitions in the caption so we can find it!
DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
This past week, Lea visited New York in celebration of the March 4th release of her debut album Louder! Have you downloaded the album yet? Throughout the week, Lea performed her hit single “Cannonball” on various talk shows and met fans at various CD signings! Were you able to go? We were! Stay tuned for our story.. in case you missed it, look below to catch up on what Lea was up to this past week - it was a lot! Goes to show how much of a hard worker she is!
We are happy to announce our next fundraiser! Thanks to your wonderful suggestions through Montourage Unite’s recent survey, we have decided to dedicate our next fundraiser to Chrysalis! Wait, there’s more. This fundraiser will be a joint effort with both Bright Ambitions and Montourage Unite, our non-profit community honoring Lea Michele. By combining these two communities into one fundraiser, we will be able to raise so much more!
Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. The organization has been supported by Cory and Lea throughout the years. The annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball was one of the final events Cory attended, which Lea also attended. It is easy to say that Chrysalis was a very special cause close to Cory and Lea’s hearts.
Our current goal is $2,000! From previous efforts, we have already raised a total of $1,295! Montourage, “Leanatics”, fans, supporters, lovers of charity, givers, let’s all come together to make this the most successful project ever! Stay tuned for upcoming giveaways, trends, and projects. Montourage Unite is back and striving for bigger and better things!
Ready to Donate?
CLICK HERE to donate to Montourage Unite and Bright Ambitions’ Chrysalis fundraiser!
Keep in Touch! Updates, projects, giveaways, etc. will be posted regularly. You don’t want to miss out!
Donate to Chrysalis LA, in honor of Lea Michele! To donate, click here. Donations will go directly to Chrysalis LA. Fundraiser open worldwide and available mobile.
"Puppy mills are large-scale, inhumane, commercial dog breeding operations that mass-produce puppies for sale through pet stores, over the Internet, and directly to the public. It’s not just breeders that are governed by New York’s pet dealer regulations — it’s pet stores, too. New York’s pet stores support predominantly large-scale, out-of-state puppy mills. Fortunately, the New York Legislature recently passed a game-changing bill that allows local governments to regulate puppy mills and pet stores. Now, Governor Cuomo’s signature is needed to make this legislation into law."
Earlier this week, Lea Michele teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States to urge NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would give local governments the ability to regulate state-wide puppy mills. Lea’s efforts worked in record time!
"As a lifelong New Yorker and a recent dog owner, I couldn’t be more delighted that our great, progressive state has considered large-scale commercial puppy mills—breeding factories where female dogs are constantly impregnated and forced to live in cages in their own excrement—an unnecessary cruelty that deserves local oversight.” - Lea Michele
Within a day of sending her letter, Governor Cuomo has officially signed legislation that cracks down on puppy mills in New York.