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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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Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation In The News

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Supporters kick off 19th annual ‘Eclipse 2018’ luncheon and fashion show at art-filled event

Wednesday, Dec. 20 — Private residence, Palm Beach Gardens Pictured above: Joel Hart, John Raimondi and Nancy Hart PHOTOS BY ZAK BENNETT Nancy Hart—chairwoman of the upcoming Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation’s 19th annual luncheon and fashion show—and her...

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Skin Surveillance with Saint Barnabas and MoleSafe

The Saint Barnabas Medical Center has teamed up with MoleSafe USA to establish the Skin Surveillance Program to more accurately detect skin cancer. The program utilizes advanced tools and methods to identify harmful and changing lesions on the skin. Total body...

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Moms Against Melanoma

When people think about skin cancer, they usually jump straight to melanoma because it is the most deadly and most discussed. But other more common forms, Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, although not often deadly, should not be overlooked. A mother in...

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Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation is so excited to be part of Giving Assistant’s Giving Week which provides Double Cash Back and Double Giving now through December 3rd

In collaboration with over 3,000 brands, Giving Assistant provides shoppers with a great way to save money and give back. Shoppers can find the latest coupon codes to their favorite stores and have the option to donate a portion of their cash back earnings to the...

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Of Mice and Melanoma: Understanding the impact of Genes

Scientists have discovered a lead that could explain how melanoma is triggered by UV rays. A gene in the skin called Hgma2 goes through gene expression when it is exposed to UV rays. Gene expression is when a gene uses information to synthesis a gene product, usually...

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Jupiter High School students, called RAY Band, is proud to announce that they have donated Sunscreen Application Machine’s (SAM).

Jupiter, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – A team of Jupiter High School students, called RAY Band, is proud to announce that they have donated Sunscreen Application Machine’s (SAM). Ray Band, in partnership with the Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation, was one of...

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Detectable and Preventable: Bill Cowher advocates on Kaye’s behalf.

Bill Cowher knows more about melanoma than he ever anticipated. After the tragic loss of his wife to the deadly cancer, he quickly began advocating for awareness and prevention. He knew the basics like most individuals, such as too much sun is the reason the cancer...

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A local Students Against Melanoma (SAM) club is making a difference in Palm Beach County

Jordan Borenstein and Seth Rodgers are on a mission to promote sun safety and prevent skin cancer caused by the sun. The SAM club is part of the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation‘s effort to educate the public about the dangers of exposure to the sun and how to...

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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

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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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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

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