A Cure In Sight™ is a not-for-profit organization founded to raise ocular melanoma awareness and to help those with 0cular melanoma find and pay for the treatments that they need.

Ocular melanoma is a rare eye cancer that develops in the melanocytes of the eye’s choroid, iris or ciliary body. While the initial tumor is nearly always treatable, about 50% of patients will develop fatal metastases.

Currently, there is no cure for metastatic ocular melanoma. However, promising evidence exists that early detection, genetic analysis, targeted treatment, and integrative therapy may guarantee better results.

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Welcome! Please take a minute to “look” around our site. We have loads of ocular melanoma awareness resources and many options for you to help us with our fundraising efforts.

The right side of this website features our past posts, comments from visitors like you, and links to external resources… even our favorite blogs!

We greatly appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing more from you!

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  • December 30, 2012 at 7:17 am
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    Good morning, Could I learn how much of the money raised by the magnets/jewelry and such goes towards helping people. I am very interested in what your doing. I lost my wife to OM this past Jan. My wife was treated at Wills Eye and by Dr. Sato. Before I could push something, get others to donate just would like to know how much of their money is going to help people. Thanks. Brian Sharland

  • December 30, 2012 at 11:18 am
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    HI Brian

    Thank you so much for such a good question! First I would like to say that we are so sorry that you lost your wife to OM. I am glad to hear that she was able to get care from some of the best Doctors out there even though she lost her fight. Thank you for you interest in helping those who are currently fighting OM.

    We are a very young organization, just starting a few months ago. We are currently 100% volunteer and we pay no salaries. Our operating expenses are very low and are covered from my initial investment into the organization. We do have to pay for the supplies, artwork and postage and that is about 50% of the cost of the products that we are offering. For each magnet sold about $5 goes towards helping someone. For each piece of jewelry sold about $10 goes toward helping someone. The individual charms would be about $5. We are hoping to add more products with about a 50% margin going directly to helping someone financially. We were blessed with a donation of the first 10 bracelets so that will all go towards financial aid.

    We are hoping that our products will raise awareness of this lessor know disease and that many more people will become aware of it. Currently there is nothing that is mass produced for OM. If there is a product that you would like for us to offer in memory of your wife, we would love any suggestions that you have. We are in the initial stages of developing a memory piece. If you would be interested in offering your help in the development of it, please contact me at melody@acureinsight.net. I hope that I have answered your question clearly. Please let us know if you have any other questions or needs that we can help with.

  • January 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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    Hi Brian, Your questions are good ones and I hope our newest website page also helps to answer these important questions!

    http://acureinsight.net/f-a-q/

    Sue Apito
    ACIS volunteer webmaster

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