Kristi Donahue

Patient Leader

I was diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma in Oct of 2011 and since then have helped to spot it on multiple customers at the barber shop I work at as well as advocate in every aspect of my life . I have turned my personal facebook page into a melanoma awareness and education page which concentrates on sharing real and raw melanoma stories. I have also taken a particular interest in pediatric melanoma because despite the constant increase in numbers ,most are unaware that children get melanoma , and most stories are initially mis diagnosed often leading to a higher stage ...I have also transformed my car into a mobile melanoma mobile named Hope honoring both Warriors and Angels ,as well as facts


san juan capistrano, CA


Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Facebook

Kristi uses her voice and her experience to spread knowledge and awareness about melanoma. She uses her occupation as a hair stylist to educate her clients about the risks and dangers of melanoma. Kristi also connects melanoma survivors and families via FB. Anyone who knows her will tell you how amazing she is!  — Tracy

Kristi has turned her personal FB page into a melanoma awareness page. She has also created photo albums with Faces of Melanoma Angels & Warriors, Scars of Melanoma, etc. Aside from FB, she has even wrapped her car in messages about melanoma, & her cubicle at her hair salon is filled with melanoma information. She is the queen of melanoma advocacy!  — Donna

Kristi Donahue

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