Tribute Pages

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” 
― Anne Lamott

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” 
― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” 
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Creating a Page

Honoring or memorializing a friend or family member on the OMF website is a thoughtful way to recognize his or her journey with ocular melanoma. Many people also choose to recognize their loved one's special days, such as birthdays or weddings, or set up a special donation page to collect money on behalf of OMF in lieu of more traditional gifts being given. Doing so is a meaningful way to show your support while helping OMF support other patients and researchers work toward finding effective treatments and, one day, seeing a cure for ocular melanoma.

Here's how you can get started setting up a Tribute Page:
 
  • Contact us at tributes@ocularmelanoma.org
  • Talk with your family about what you'd like to include on the Tribute Page. In the past, we've included text written by a family member, text from a more formal obituary, links to other articles on the web, images, and other media sent to us. We have a lot of flexibility in creating a page that will be unique and representative of the amazing person you are memorializing.
  • Typically, we can turn a web page around in 1-3 business days. If it's urgent, though, we'll work with you to set up a page even more quickly.
  • OMF will provide you with a custom URL (web link) to the Tribute Page. This page will then have a link to a custom donation page if you choose to have friends and family give to OMF in lieu of flowers.
  • OMF will keep track of all gifts and other correspondence and will later supply you with a list of all donors so that, should you wish, you can thank them personally (note that all donors also receive a formal letter from OMF thanking them for their gift along with an IRS receipt for tax purposes).

Download our overview of the Pages process:

OMF Tribute Pages.pdf
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Questions?