Annie's story





In 2003, Annie Appleby was running on the beach in Santa Monica and was stopped by a dermatologist who spotted a mole on her back just above her bikini top.

If left unchecked, melanoma would have killed her. 

He told her to see a doctor immediately and she did. It was a Clark Level 3 melanoma. If left unchecked, melanoma would have killed her.

Annie Appleby is a late-stage melanoma survivor who has passed her 5-year mark. She is based in California and teaches yoga in the San Francisco area. She also founded YogaForce, a luxury brand company specializing in yoga and pilates mats and spa accessories. Actor Tobey Maguire signed a YogaForce A-Line Mat, which was auctioned off on eBay in May 2013. Net proceeds from the winning bid amount was donated to the Academy for SPOT Skin Cancer™. 

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