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
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
Money and fame does not prevent melanoma. Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge publicly announced through Instagram (@tamrajudge) her recent melanoma diagnosis. At first Tamra’s picture looks like just another selfie to show off the figure the 50-year-old...read more
The need for melanoma treatments in recent years has become a fact that many are starting to take notice of. More research has been done on melanoma in the past few years than ever before, resulting in the need for treatment options. This increase has led drug...read more
ESPN Sportscaster Holly Rowe is teaming with the Melanoma Research Foundation to spread awareness for skin cancer. She was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma called Desmoplastic Melanoma and is still currently fighting it off. Rowe is not being deterred by her...read more
Florida will finally be joining the list of states that allows students to use sunscreen at school. For years sunscreen has been viewed as an over the counter drug similar to Advil and Aspirin by the FDA. Because of this categorization and the concern that some...read more
Analysis has confirmed that melanoma and Parkinson’s disease have a two way link. For years it has been noted that melanoma and Parkinson’s seem to have a connection but it has never been explained. It is most often assumed that the link lies in a commonly used drug...read more
#SunSmartSummer2017 Photo Contest Summer is here! We at RDK want to make sure you are staying Sun Smart while you enjoy your fun in the sun. Here’s How - It’s Easy! Take a photo of yourself, family, and/or friends being Sun Smart. Post the photo to Instagram, Twitter,...read more
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
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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