About Us

Make Big Change was established in 2014 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness and strategic prevention of skin cancer.

Although occurrences of skin cancer have been on the rise for years, the disease existed largely as a skeleton in the closest until the release of last year’s Surgeon General’s call to action report. Revealed in this report is the fact that skin cancer is now the number one most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, with 5 million people treated annually in the U.S. alone.

There is another major fact that this report highlights: that although the most prevalent form of cancer, it is also the most preventable.

The impetus behind forming Make Big Change was the recognition that we must act now. Without adequate support, education, and prevention initiatives, the destruction caused by this deadly disease will continue to skyrocket. Make Big Change was formed as an action-oriented organization wholly dedicated to fostering progressive steps towards reducing the incidence of skin cancers here on the eastern seaboard, as well as across the country. Unite. Act. Make Big Change.

Below is our board of directors:

Laurie Seavey, Executive Director
Michelle Roy, Founder
Dr. Gary Mendese, Medical Advisor
Frances Furbish, CFO
Adam Kaufmann, Marketing Director
Christopher Hislop, Media & Communications Director