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.
Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Past Events
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
Hibiscus Beach Kids Fashion Bash SAM and RDK Melanoma Foundation Saturday, November 12...read more
Thanks to Teacher Tania Martinez, and the Students Against Melanoma Club at John I. Leonard High School, WPB, FL. This engaging club choose Sun Safety as their homecoming theme, to share the important message of "Love the Skin YOU are In"! Start a club in your school,...read more
Students Against Melanoma Countywide STRIKE OUT MELANOMA 2016 FUN OUT OF THE SUN! – PRIVATE PARTY! Thursday, October 20, 2016 5-7pm Arrive by 4:45 to register, pay, and get set up Must be picked up by 7:15! Bring Socks Parking opportunities available at...read more
Kudos to all you sunscreen users, who have heeded the statistical data regarding the prevention of skin cancer. It’s a great feeling to prepare for a day outside, especially when the UV index is really extreme. You wouldn’t go outside on a rainy day without your...read more
Why Are Men More Likely Than Women to Get Skin Cancer? Men tend to get more sun exposure than women. Men spend more time outside over their lifetimes than women, and they’re more likely to work outdoors than women. Women’s personal care products, like moisturizer and...read more
“A Pound of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure” and a bad sunburn (Click here to listen : Podcast) Every time you tan or burn, you increase your risk of skincancer. “Next time you are outdoors, plan ahead.” The summer is upon us, and people who live in high risk...read more
“Hey Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” Click here check out the Podcast! Having a camera and some energy bars, are not the most important gear to bring with you when hiking outdoors. Remember your hat, sunscreen, protective clothing, sunglasses and seek shade from time to...read more
Palm Beach County, FL | January 2016 | Chris Korbelak Baseball HOF Mike Schmidt helps the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation “Strike Out Melanoma”.Since January 2016, at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Mike Schmidt, and his Winner’s Circle Charities, has partnered...read more
DONATE/EDUCATE/SAVE LIVES! Date: May 3 to 4, 2016 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Join Us and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties for the Annual Great Give. The Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation and United...read more
Please join us Tuesday, March 22, 5:30pm - 8:00pm 219 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 RSVP 561-328-8405 Sequin will be hosting a Sip and Shop Benefit for the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation. 20% of proceeds during our event will go to the Melanoma Foundation....read more
Hosted by The 17th Annual Sunsational Luncheon & Fashion Show Committee Enjoy light refreshments while you shop our SPRING 2016 Collection 225 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 561-655-5973 15% of sales will benefit The Richard David Kann 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
v: 561-655-9655 | f: 561-655-9650
2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405