Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation
Collaborate with Palm Beach County Schools with Fun & Educational Contest to Spread Awareness of Sun Safety During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL– (May 2, 2017) The Month of May is nationally recognized as skin cancer awareness month and the first Monday in May is known as Melanoma Monday. In support of this vital public service message, the Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation collaborated with schools throughout Palm Beach County Florida to implement a fun and educational contest for students “RDK Melanoma Monday Art contest”.

The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation’s 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 they will continue to advocate for school districts throughout the country to require sun safety education as part of their curriculum.

“Congratulations to all the schools, teachers, students and principals that participated in the 2017 RDK Melanoma Monday Art contest,” said Stacy Ostrau, Executive Director of RDK Melanoma Foundation. “We are thrilled that each year more schools participate in this educational contest that provides vital information for young people about early detection and awareness of melanoma, and sun safety tips- so greatly needed in the Sunshine State,” Ostrau added.

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy. Featured Left to Right (top row): Ms. Turk, Aidan Skolnick, Interim Head of School Ms. Scwartz (bottom row): Alex Michan, Ethan Eisinger, Zachary Chait

The student winners of this year’s contest from Palm Beach County include:

Grades K-2:
all from Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

1st place, Zachary Chait
2nd place, Ethan Eisinger
3rd place, Alex Michan

Grades 6-8:
from Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

1st place, Aidan Skolnick
Beacon Cove Intermediate School

Beacon Cove Intermediate School. Featured Left to Right: Kinsley Young, Ms. Guinn, Taylor Rankine. Not Featured: Elizabeth Bymel, Principal Ms. Bolte

Grades 3-5:
all from Beacon Cove Elementary

1st place, Taylor Rankine
2nd place, Kinsley Young
3rd place, Elizabeth Bymel
Honorable mention,
Jonathan Jerez
from H.L. Johnson
Honorable mention,
Eden Smelz
from Beacon Cove Elementary
Royal Palm Beach High School

Royal Palm Beach High School. Featured Left to Right: Carmen Noda, Ms. Graham, Alvaro Lopez. Not Featured: Ms. Witkowski, and Principal Mr. Armas

1st place,
Carmen Noda
from Royal Palm Beach High School
Honorable mention,
Alvaro Lopez
from Royal Palm Beach High School
The Banjamin School

The Banjamin School. Featured Left to Right: Head of Upper School Mr. Carr, Daniella Beckerman, Madison Maxwell, Clairy Ling. Not Featured: Ms. Pierman

2nd place,
Madison Maxwell
The Benjamin School
3rd place,
Clairy Ling
from The Benjamin School
Honorable mention,
Daniella Beckerman
from The Benjamin School

Awards will be presented at the individual schools.

This initiative, as well as the foundation’s SunSmart America™ K-12 curriculum, programs and resources, has enabled RDK Melanoma Foundation to win thirteen Gold Triangle Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology. One person dies from melanoma every fifty minutes; with education, melanoma is almost 100% preventable!

About Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation:
The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has been working nationally for over 20 years to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma, its deadliest form. Their newest initiative the “RAY™” Project, involves the distribution of sunscreen dispensers in parks, beaches, schools, and outdoor areas, where sun exposure is excessive. Their unique Students Against Melanoma (SAM) Clubs in middle and high school, and the SunSmart America™ curricula, programs, and resources, have educated hundreds of thousands of students, families and communities on sun safety prevention and early detection. Deborah Kann Schwarzberg is founder and president of RDK Melanoma Foundation.

To learn more visit or call 561-655-9655.

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