In The News
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
Team of Jupiter High School Students- “RAY Band” Donate Sunscreen Application Machines to Local Community Venues Dedications to take place on Tuesday, November 21st Jupiter, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – A team of Jupiter High School students, called RAY Band, is proud...read more
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...read more
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...read more
There are approximately 96,000 volunteer firefighters in New York and now they have cancer coverage. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a law on Sunday establishing health benefits to volunteer firefighters who develop certain cancers. This law will provide...read more
Thank you so much to the City of West Palm Beach for inviting us to participate in such a fun event and thank you to our wonderful Students Against Melanoma Club members for volunteering! Students from Jupiter Community High School and Forest Hill Community High...read more
Thursday Oct. 26 from 5-9pm Sammy the good witch of Sunscreen dispensers is getting ready for "Clematis by Fright" tomorrow night!!!! Stop by and see RDK Melanoma Foundation and SAM CLUB booth in the Haunted Hollows area on Clematis!!! #BeSunSafe #RDKMelanoma #RDKSAM...read more
RDK Melanoma Foundation hosted its annual SAMposium on Saturday October 21 for members of SAM (Students Against Melanoma) Clubs in Palm Beach County. It was a fun and educational afternoon in which the students heard from Melanoma survivors Dan Sheehan and Dave Aizer,...read more
The common belief that melanoma is most often detected in moles has been contradicted by new studies. According to the study, “only 29 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 71 percent arose as new lesions on the skin.” The study also...read more
New discoveries are being found and new technologies are being invented in the fight against melanoma every single day. Researchers across the globe are contributing to the massive push in skin cancer prevention and treatment, but the newest gadget is coming from our...read more
Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady released his first book last week titled The TB12 Method. This book contains all the fitness regimes and health plans that Brady personally uses, and what he believes were the keys to making him a success. He claims that any athlete who...read more
Students Against Melanoma (SAM) Club Annual SAMPOSIUM™ Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Palm Beach Post Building • Pizza lunch • SAM Website introduction • Melanoma Vlog video • Short presentation on fundraising • Goodie bag making for Clematis by...read more
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows significant data supporting the idea that most melanoma DOES NOT arise from pre-existing moles. In the study, only about 29% of the patients had melanoma develop from a mole, whereas...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