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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.

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Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation In The News

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Listen to Hugh Jackman … Basal Cell Carcinoma shouldn’t be taken lightly!

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

Study Says Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives – #BinTheBeds

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

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 auction. Please contact the Foundation. 561-655-9655 or rfox@melanomafoundation.com. Your donation will help us to fulfill our... read more

I’m 26 and Was Diagnosed with Skin Cancer

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

Here is some Gold Medal advice for Swimmers. 

  When enjoying your love of the sport, remember to take time and lather up.    No matter how many indoor practice session you get in, you are bound to spend a lot of time in the sun. Apply sunscreen every two hours, and keep up those strokes. Check your... read more

Here is some Gold Medal advice for Swimmers.

When enjoying your love of the sport, remember to take time and lather up.    No matter how many indoor practice session you get in, you are bound to spend a lot of time in the sun. Apply sunscreen every two hours, and keep up those strokes. Check your spots, and... read more

A breakthrough in which melanoma becomes nonthreatening and curable?

Read how a new discovery at Tel Aviv University can be the new step on the road to a full remedy! The breakthrough, just published as the lead article in the journal Nature Cell Biology, has raised hope that it will lead to the cancer becoming “nonthreatening and... read more

The SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum and Resources help promote sun safety education, prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

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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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