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Jon's Story

Meet Jonathan Herron. He's the reason we're here. A young man from Northern Ireland. Kind, funny and courageous beyond all comprehension, he sadly passed away in May 2008.

His brave battle with melanoma inspired us to set up a support group in his name. Jon told us that he was struck by a lack of awareness programmes and support groups around melanoma and thought it was a brilliant idea.

We started our journey as 'Factor 50', a small group of friends raising funds and drawing attention to the disease. We became Melanoma UK in 2013 and today we're the UK's leading melanoma patient organisation. Driven, active and connected, we never stand still in the fight against melanoma. A fitting tribute to such a wonderful man.

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