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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Protection and Early Detection is the key to melanoma survival.

When you have a late detected melanoma, the survival rate is less than 15%. The good news…an early detected melanoma is almost 100% curable. Here’s an app that many of you might want to use as a guideline, however, if you have a spot on your skin that changes in any... read more

 Congratulations, you purchased sunscreen. Let’s make sure you are using is correctly.

Kudos to all you sunscreen users, who have heeded the statistical data regarding the prevention of skin cancer. It’s a great feeling to prepare for a day outside, especially when the UV index is really extreme. You wouldn’t go outside on a rainy day without your... read more

Do you know that men are more likely to get skin cancer than women?

Why Are Men More Likely Than Women to Get Skin Cancer? Men tend to get more sun exposure than women. Men spend more time outside over their lifetimes than women, and they’re more likely to work outdoors than women. Women’s personal care products, like moisturizer and... read more

“A Pound of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure” and a bad sunburn

“A Pound of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure” and a bad sunburn (Click here to listen : Podcast) Every time you tan or burn, you increase your risk of skincancer. “Next time  you are outdoors, plan ahead.” The summer is upon us, and people who live in high risk... read more

Hey Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!

“Hey Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” Click here check out the Podcast! Having a camera and some energy bars, are not the most important gear to bring with you when hiking outdoors. Remember your hat, sunscreen, protective clothing, sunglasses and seek shade from time to... read more

A picture is worth a thousand words…or can save a thousand lives!

Each March, the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation rolls out its Melanoma Monday Art Contest in Schools, signaling the countdown to the nationwide awareness of melanoma in May. What could be better than to prepare students for the long hot summer that follows, and... read more

Matt and Meg give tips to Prevent Skin Cancer

Matthew and Meg from the CDC would like to present tips to prevent skin cancer. We all promise ourselves we will do better tomorrow. The problem with skin cancer is that the damage we do each time we go in the sun unprepared, can’t be undone. Be prepared… listen... read more

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

SunSmart America™ Resources

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SunSmart America™ Schools

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Palm Beach County Teachers

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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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