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
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
Skin Cancer Prevention for Young Adults Mandy Matney is a survivor of skin cancer, although she is only 26-years-old. This powerful piece is her attempt to speak to other young girls who think they need “that healthy glow” to be considered beautiful. Since the...read more
RDK Melanoma is proud to be a recipient of the Whole Foods 5% Charity Day. Join our volunteers and Students Against Melanoma Clubs on January 11th at the Wellington Whole Foods. Take a look into our Dermaview machine and see skin damage caused by overexposure to the...read more
Proceeds from the “Eclipse 2017” 18th Annual Luncheon and Runway Fashion Show will benefit Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation named in memory of Richard David Kann, who died from a late detected melanoma-the deadliest form of...read more
Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy holiday. Our largest fundraiser of the year is on February 6th at The Breakers. 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...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