Miles Against Melanoma is a national organization that began in 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2014, Ashley Watts and Megan Collins started a chapter in Oklahoma City after their sister, Maddy Watts, died of stage IV melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. While the death of their sister gives them heavy hearts, Megan and Ashley recognize a need to educate the Oklahoma community about skin cancer prevention and the importance of early detection.
Miles Against Melanoma OK provides funding for awareness, education, advocacy and research for skin cancer, melanoma and cancers related to melanoma.
Since the foundation's inception, MAMOK has donated 20 free-to-the-public sunscreen dispensers to various locations including city parks and municipal golf courses and the Oklahoma City Zoo. We were also integral in passing SB 765, a law went into effect November 2018 that would prevent minors under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices.
MAMOK is a 501(c)3.