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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
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
May is Melanoma Awareness Month Nationwide – Be sun safe! Contact: Chris Korbelak, 561-966-6649/ PB Parks and Rec or Stacy Ostrau/RDK Melanoma Foundation 561-373-7709 What: Unveiling ceremony launching first location of a public sunscreen dispenser in a county park...read more
These 4 types of skin are present in almost every region in the world. The family tree column is mentioning the majority in the referring countries or regions. Adapted from the Fitzpatrick Skin Typing Test: This information is not intended to be a substitute for...read more
ESCADA PALM BEACH BOUTIQUE HONORS DONORS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE RDK MELANOMA FOUNDATION’S 18TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW “ECLIPSE 2017” & GOLF CLASSIC PALM BEACH, FL- Escada Palm Beach...read more
“A total ban on indoor tanning could prevent nearly 203,000 melanoma cases and 23,000 melanoma deaths, and save $1.1 billion in melanoma treatment costs.” “We know that tanning beds cause skin cancer – the World Health Organization considers them a level one...read more
Melanoma Foundation Hosts Luncheon At The Breakers. 2/24/2017 Section B2 That morning, the foundation hosted the RDK Melanoma Golf Classic at The Breakers Ocean Course; that event was chaired by Charles Gottesman with co-chairmen Dr. Larry Katzen and Harvey Gold....read more
Dear Students/Teachers/Principals/Parents, We invite you to be part of a wonderful opportunity. The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has expanded its educational activities to include a student-based program called Student’s Against Melanoma (SAM). SAM is...read more
More than 4 million cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. BCCs are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). BCCs often look like open sores, red...read more
It only takes a single visit to a tanning bed to increase your chance of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67% and basal cell carcinoma by 29%! Continued use before the age of 35 increases one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59%. These...read more
At this time, we are reaching out to see If anyone has a service or tangible item that they wish to donate, and help us succeed at our silent auction. Please contact the Foundation. 561-655-9655 or...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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