Melanoma Research Foundation 2015 Award


Denver Dermatologist, Dr. Richard Asarch, MD, to Receive the 2015 MRF Humanitarian Award.

On Tuesday, April 28th at the Cable Center in Denver, Colorado, MRF will be honoring Dr. Richard Asarch, M.D., founder of the Asarch Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine with the MRF’s Humanitarian Award.

The MRF presents the Humanitarian Award to those in the local community who have committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edged research and scientific leadership.  

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent non-profit organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.060207 002 397x500

The MRF is also an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. At the Asarch Center, we strongly support this effort.

The Wings of Hope for Melanoma Gala raises desperately-needed funding to advance melanoma research and treatments. The gala benefits the Melanoma Research Foundation. The event will include an awards ceremony and feature samples from some of Denver’s most elite restaurants, including Fruition, ChoLon and Sushi Sasa.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

  • The Cable Center
  • 2000 Buchtel Boulevard,
  • Denver , CO 80210

Gala attendees will raise funding for melanoma research while recognizing heroes in the melanoma community.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please click here.

Why is Melanoma Research Important in Colorado?

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it is also one of the most preventable.

That is why our role is so important. The more we can educate our patients about prevention and early detection, the higher the melanoma survival rate will be.

As many as 90% of melanomas are estimated to be caused by UV exposure.

If you reside in Colorado, you live in one of the sunniest locations in the United States, where year round the sun is shining during daylight hours more than 70% of the time. Sun damage and skin cancer are very real concerns in the Mile High City. Your risk of Melanoma is also higher here. Prevention, protection and early detection are absolutely essential.

    • PREVENTION means limiting exposure to UV radiation. This includes UV from sunlight and artificial sources, such as tanning beds.
    • PROTECTION means wearing sun protective clothing and a broadband sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, while also seeking shade when possible.
    • EARLY DETECTION means doing self-screenings and visiting your doctor for your annual skin check.

In its early stages, melanoma can be successfully removed and monitored by regular skin screenings. In fact, survival rates can exceed 90 to 95 percent in early stage melanoma.


For more information about the Asarch Center and Dr. Richard Asarch, MD, please contact 303-761-7797 or [email protected].

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