#Mole Patrol set to hit the road, raise melanoma awareness, education

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Stage Free Melanoma will host a ribbon cutting event for its mobile dermatology clinic, #Mole Patrol, at Bel Vino Winery, Thursday, Sept. 26. Courtesy photo
Menifee resident Eric Martin is a typical Southern California resident. He is married, has two sons and is a hard worker providing for his family. He also has stage 4 melanoma. Martin’s diagnosis hasn’t stopped him though. In a typical “make lemonade out of lemons” scenario, the 37-year-old mechanic, who has gone through dozens of rounds of treatments and clinical trials, came up with a unique idea to raise melanoma awareness and promote education of the disease. First diagnosed in 2011, Martin’s body is riddled with cancer, according to his mother Penny Martin, who said that Eric Martin has had tumors “everywhere on the inside and outside of his body.” “Including in his brain,” Penny Martin said, adding that skin cancer affects one in five Americans and is more
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