Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Our mission is to save lives through education about the prevention
and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma.

The Foundation’s vision is “to educate children throughout the country and give them
the skills necessary to make healthy sun safety choices throughout their lives.”
As the Foundation grows we will continue to advocate for school districts throughout
the country to require sun safety education as part of their curriculum.

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The SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum and Resources
help promote sun safety education, prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

SunSmart America™ Resources

SunSmart America™ Resources

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SunSmart America™ Training

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SunSmart America™ Schools

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Palm Beach County Teachers

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Tanning Bed Pledge

Many people don’t realize the dangers of using tanning booths.

Tanning Bed Facts

The World Health Organization has determined that UV rays from tanning beds cause cancer.

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SunSense Survey

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Are You At Risk? Survey

Answer a few questions and find out if you are at risk, today.


Message From Our Founder and President,

Deborah K. Schwarzberg

MelMon3“I founded the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to educate the public in order to prevent people from becoming victims to melanoma and so that others wouldn’t lose their loved ones to this dreaded and deadly, yet avoidable, disease.

Please explore our website and join us in the fight to help educate the public about the dangers of exposure to the sun and how prevention and early detection can save lives.”

The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation is a non-profit organization involved in skin cancer education. We educate the community through our SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum which provides school-based learning on sun safety and skin cancer. SunSmart America™, meets existing requirements in science, health, physical education and language arts.

We also provide other SunSmart America™ programs through this interactive website.

This site aims to provide a wealth of information for educators, parents, students and individuals who have been affected by this disease.

This includes:

 

  • Important medical and scientific information about skin cancer – types of skin cancer, early detection techniques, statistics of skin cancer in the United States, UV radiation and UV Index.
  • Training opportunities – SunSmart America™ Teacher/School Nurse Training for teachers, school nurses and daycare workers. SunSmart America™ Student Training for middle and high school students.
  • School Programs – SunSmart America™ Schools – Sun Safety Policy Program is a program to assist schools in developing a sun safety policy. Students Against Melanoma (SAM) is a student program where students teach their peers about sun safety.
  • SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum – This curriculum includes sun safety lessons, student activities and a pre & post test to measure student’s knowledge of sun safety. This curriculum meets existing requirements in science, health, physical education and language arts.

Current Events

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Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event

Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event

DONATE/EDUCATE/SAVE LIVES! Date: May 3 to 4, 2016 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM   Join Us and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties for the Annual Great Give. The Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation and... read more
“RAY” Sunscreen Dispenser – Be a Sun Guardian!

“RAY” Sunscreen Dispenser – Be a Sun Guardian!

Donate a “RAY” Sunscreen Dispenser and/or Sunscreen – Be a Sun Guardian. The “RAY” automatic sunscreen dispenser was designed to make applying sunscreen simple and fun. With a regulated 1ml dose of sunscreen per application, users can... read more
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Every time you make a purchase on Amazon, a percentage goes back to our Foundation. Click here to see how easy it is.

Grant Funding

The Melanoma Foundation has been provided grant monies by the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Broward Community Foundation, Lost Tree Village Foundation, Toppel Foundation, Quantum Foundation, Florida Department of Health, Graham Eckes Foundation, JFK Medical Center Auxiliary, Palm Beach Country Club Foundation, Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, The Walter & Adi Blum Foundation, Palm Healthcare Foundation’s B.J. & Paula Harris Fund, among others… Read More >

Check The UV Index And UV Health Alerts

For more information on the Ultraviolet Index Forecast

Discover Your Skin Type

Which Type of Skin Do You Have?
These 4 types of skin are present in almost every region in the world.

Memorial Page

For more information on the Ultraviolet Index Forecast

Make a Donation

Every Donation Makes a Difference
One out of every fifty people will be at risk to develop melanoma, and Florida is the state with the second highest incidence of melanoma in the country…

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Current News From The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

To sign-up and join to receive the e-newsletter with all the current information of what is happening with the Foundation, click here >

Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event

DONATE/EDUCATE/SAVE LIVES! Date: May 3 to 4, 2016 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM   Join Us and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties for the Annual Great Give. The Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation and... read more

“RAY” Sunscreen Dispenser – Be a Sun Guardian!

Donate a “RAY” Sunscreen Dispenser and/or Sunscreen – Be a Sun Guardian. The “RAY” automatic sunscreen dispenser was designed to make applying sunscreen simple and fun. With a regulated 1ml dose of sunscreen per application, users can... read more

SAVE THE DATE – Sprays – NO UV RAYS – TDA

Save The Date Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation’s Dreyfoos SAM (Students Against Melanoma) Club in conjunction with Spa Cara, Palm Beach “ALTERNATIVE TO OVER-EXPOSURE TO THE SUN AND THE USE OF DEADLY TANNING BEDS!” The Dreyfoos School of the Arts SAM Club, RDK... read more

The Dangers of Tanning

A tan, whether you get it on the beach, in a bed, or through incidental exposure, is bad news, any way you acquire it. Tans are caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps, and if you have one, you’ve sustained skin cell damage. No... read more

Vitamin Pill Cuts Skin Cancer Risk

People who took a single vitamin pill twice a day cut their risk of the two most common forms of skin cancer by nearly a quarter, Australian researchers reported Wednesday. The vitamin is a form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide, and it’s sold in grocery and... read more

Frequent tanner shares grisly skin-cancer selfie

(CNN) Tawny Willoughby grew up in small-town Kentucky, where, she said, it was normal to use a tanning bed four or five times a week. “I had my own personal tanning bed in my home, and so did a lot of my friends growing up. … Everyone tanned,”... read more

Contact the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

The Melanoma Foundation is one of the first organizations in the country that has been on the cutting edge of skin cancer preventive education and the only organization in Florida. After extensive review of health education literature, the Foundation selected the successful SunSmart curricula from Australia on which to base its many programs and adapt to local educational standards and environment. The Foundation utilizes SunSmart America™ for grades K-12.

Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation
v: 561-655-9655 | f: 561-655-9650
2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

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