Students Against Melanoma SAM
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.
Students Against Melanoma (SAM)
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 committed to empowering young people to lead education and prevention initiatives in their schools and communities. SAM encourages all youth to get involved and be valued as a contributing member of their community. SAM’s approach involves students delivering sun safety messages to their peers through school and community based activities including our unique Samposium. The target audience will be middle and high school students in both public and private schools. Some examples of student’s projects include peer-lead presentations about sun safety and skin cancer prevention, teen workshops, awareness-raising and early detection activities and legislative work. The School District of Palm Beach County is proud to support the development of this program. SAM has the potential to reach millions of youth across the country. Therefore, we encourage you to take advantage of this excellent and exciting opportunity and be part of a renewed effort to decrease the mortality associated with skin cancer.
If you are interested in starting a SAM Club at your school, please register to obtain all SAM Club Resources. After registering, please complete the SAM Club School Membership form and fax to the RDK Melanoma Foundation.
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you.
Once you register at the SAM Club resource hub you will have access to the following SAM Tool Box materials.
SAM Logos, Badges, Labels, Many PowerPoints™, Sign-Up Forms, SunSmart Brochures™, Frequently Asked Questions, Many Projects, Calendars, SAM Club Responsibilities, Student Pledges and Tanning Pledges.
Everything you will need all year long to promote your SAM club at an event or at your school.
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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