Leslie's Fund was established in 2004 by the family and friends of Leslie Ann Ballard of Phoenix, Arizona. Leslie was diagnosed with metastatic malignant melanoma at age 45 and died five months later. She embraced a plan to establish a melanoma research fund in her name as a way to help other people with this often deadly cancer. Her hope was that the fund would become instrumental in supporting research for a cure for melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing cancer today. Nearly 80 percent of all skin cancer deaths are caused by melanoma. To learn more about TGen's melanoma research programs, please click the donate button above.
The Leslie Fund is supported by an advisory board of community members who guide the fundraising efforts to support melanoma research at TGen. The mission of Leslie's Fund is to raise financial contributions for scientific research that aims to find better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure melanoma.
Click the donate button above to donate to this fund.