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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.
Melanoma Awareness News Articles
Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation In The News
Brendan D. Curti, M.D., from the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute of Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon presented findings from his study at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting that suggests the introduction of a virus to an antibody may be able to assist an...read more
Applying sunscreen may seem easy and straight forward, however it is easy to miss key areas of our bodies. According to a consumer Reports article by Sally Wadyka "No matter how diligent you are with your sun protection, little lapses can leave certain spots...read more
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way to more easily and accurately identify non-uniform melanoma cells. The altered microscope they use can find cancerous spots, even those that do not have the strong discoloration we are used to associating with...read more
Nathan and Fran Nachlas, of Boca Raton, with the SafeSun sunscreen dispenser they installed at South Inlet Park. Nathan, a reconstructive surgeon who operates on people’s faces after melanoma removal, and Fran, a nurse, founded SafeSun, a not-for-profit venture, with...read more
Two Students from Jupiter Community High School Win Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank Ray Band Award to purchase & distribute Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation "RAY™" Sunscreen Dispensers PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL- (May 16, 2017) Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma...read more
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...read more
The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation is happy to announce its presence at the first annual Heart and Sole Bash! This is the first ever district-wide health event. Open to all School District employees and their families, it will be held on the Palm Beach Central...read more
A multivariable risk prediction model was developed to investigate various indices for melanoma predisposition, including hair color, nevus density, family medical history, prior incidences of melanoma, and tanning bed use. The model yielded little variation between...read more
After the US Food and Drug Administration proposed prohibiting indoor tanning for minors, researchers from the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control conducted a study to determine the various health and economic benefits of such legislation. Their research...read more
For Immediate Release Media Contact: Cara MacVane: 561-685-2342 CMacVane@aol.com PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL- (APRIL 17, 2017) The Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation is pleased to announce that they recently received a generous grant of $25,000 from The Quantum...read more
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Sign-up click here Location: Boca Raton, FL US 33431 Directions Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race Events Event Time Price Details 5K Run/walk 7:00AM EDT $30 Registration ends April 22, 2017 at 11:59am EDT One Mile Run Walk (Age 17+) 8:00AM...read more
Melanoma Monday Art Contest Dear Principals, Directors of Art, Health/PE, Language, and Science Education, 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...read more
The SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum and Resources help promote sun safety education, prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
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
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2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405