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Celebrate Bob Marley’s Life with Melanoma Awareness!

Celebrate Bob Marley’s Life with Melanoma Awareness!

Bob Marley was born to his parents as Nesta Robert Marley on this day in 1945. The legendary musician and King of Reggae would have been 68-years-old today. Marley died at the age of 36 on May 11, 1981 when he lost his battle with skin cancer. The skin cancer was first found in 1977 when Marley complained of an injury on his toe that was not healing. He underwent surgery to remove the malignancy from his foot, …

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Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Bob Marley was born to his parents as Nesta Robert Marley on this day in 1945. The legendary musician and King of Reggae would have been 67-years-old today. Marley died at the age of 36 on May 11, 1981 when he lost his battle with skin cancer. The skin cancer was first found in 1977 when Marley complained of an injury on his toe that was not healing. He underwent surgery to remove the malignancy from his foot, …

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Nail Cancer Awareness Campaign

Nail Cancer Awareness Campaign

Two Kalamazoo residents, Art Hoesktra and Maria Drawhorn, work to raise awareness and the survival rate of a rare Melanoma. What started off as a discolored nail turned out to be Acral Letignous Melanoma. So rare that only 80 people are diagnosed a year and it is more common for minorities to be diagnosed with this type of melanoma. Hoesktra and Drawhorn share a goal to raise awareness among patients, health care providers and nail technicians. Nail technicians are in …

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