February 2014 Articles



Did you know that for our last conference, we mailed out over 1400 Registration Packets, but only one family registered by sending a check in the mail? Seriously. That cost a lot! Everyone else registered on the web site using credit cards and bank drafts. Does that mean we shouldn’t be sending stuff out by mail any more?

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Connecting the Dots

The phrase “connecting the dots” is usually applied to a situation where you have a bunch of things laid out in front of you and you’re trying to figure out what their connections are, or what they could be, and consequently, your best guess at what they should be. I have on previous occasions remarked about how connecting the dots seems to happen with regularity at Nevus Outreach, and I’m not making a silly joke about large congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN).

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Grassroots Fundraiser Campaign

Friends of Gavin Michael Bailey, who died in 2013 at the age of 1 from complications of Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis, are challenging the people of Nevus Outreach to raise $20,000 by the end of February 2014. Each dollar raised will be matched, up to a total of $20,000, resulting in a fund of $40,000. This money will be used to support ongoing Tissue Bank activities at Nevus Outreach.

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Save the Date! Nevus Conference 2014

The Ninth Nevus Outreach Conference and Reunion will be held July 2-5 at the Marriott Solana hotel in Westlake Texas.

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