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.
Statistical Data composed by Jennifer M. Schwenk, MD/MPH resident, University of Miami
SAM (Students Against Melanoma)
Symposium Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation
BEFORE THE SYMPOSIUM
56% of the students were unsure of the risk factors for melanoma
AFTER THE SYMPOSIUM
90% were confident they knew the risk factors
93% of students felt confident in educating others about sun safety
93% plan to change their sun safety behavior based on what they’d learned that day
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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
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