Melanoma Monday Art Contest

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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Melanoma Monday Art Contest

K - 2nd Grade Guidelines

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Grades 3rd - 5th Guidelines

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Grades 6th - 8th Guidelines

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Grades 9th - 12th Guidelines

Download the Grades 9th – 12th Guidelines PDF

Dear Parents PDF

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The Tanning Bed Facts

Read the tanning facts and then take the pledge!

Take The Tanning Bed Pledge

I pledge not to go tanning prior to the prom or an other school sponsored event/dance…

Dear Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Child Care Providers, (Download the PDF)

We are pleased to provide you with the following in formation on sun safety. So please take a moment to read this  and see how you can encourage young people  and families to protect themselves from melanoma and other skin cancer by playing it safe in the sun!

One person dies from melanoma every 50 minutes. Florida is the state with the second  highest incidence of melanoma in the Country! A person’s chance of developing melanoma later in life is directly related to his or her exposure to the sun between the ages of 0-18 years of age. Cases of melanoma are being discovered on children as early as 4 year of age!

Skin cancer does not discriminate. Although people with lighter skin are more at risk, anyone can get skin cancer!

Protect yourself and your family by following these simple rules:

  1. Reduce exposure to the sun during peak hours, 10am – 4pm. (Seek shade)
  2. Don’t BURN! One or more sunburns before the age of 18 increases your risk of getting melanoma.
  3. Always wear sun block with at least an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30-50+. It is best if you apply sunscreen in two thin layers. (especially if the SPF is lower than 30; it will still effective) Wear lip protection as well, also with SPF15-30.
  4. Reapply sun block every two hours, particularly after swimming, sweating or any outdoor activity.
  5. Wear protective clothing and accessories when possible, including a wide-brimmed hat, a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and sun glasses. Many stores sell clothing with SPF already in the fabric! RIT Dye also sells a product, when added to your wash, creates such a V barrier on clothing. ALL OTHER exposed areas need to have sun block applied. Remember that even when it’s cloudy, you can still burn! Water, snow, and cement are all reflective surfaces that intensify your UV exposure.
  6. DO NOT GO INTO A TANNING BOOTH! 10 minutes in a tanning bed is like 4 hours of sun! Having a tan for Prom and “Homecoming/Spring Break” is not a reason to  damage your skin!

Get to know your skin and that of your family. Look for any new or unusual marks such as moles or freckles and be aware of any changes over time. Schedule regular  dermatological  check ups and have a full body examine by time you are thirty years old, or sooner.

Watch the You Tube video entitled, “Dear 16 Year Old Me

Download Free Smart Phone Apps for EPA (UV Index) and EWG (Sunscreen Guidelines).

Current Events

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Melanoma Monday Art Contest Downloads

Below you will find the documentation you need for the Melanoma Monday Art Contest.

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – Links & Apps

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – Letter to the School

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – No Tanning!

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – Power Point Presentations

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – Sunscreen Dispenser Unit

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – SunSmart Brochure

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – Teacher Motivation

Melanoma Monday Art Contest – Video Links

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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SunSmart America
SunSmart America
SunSmart America

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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