Two Students from Jupiter Community High School Win Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank Ray Band Award to purchase & distribute Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation “RAY™” Sunscreen Dispensers
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL- (May 16, 2017) Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation is proud to announce that two students, Jordan Borenstein and Seth Rodgers, from Jupiter Community High School won The Ray Band award for their pitch of installing sunscreen dispensers called “RAY™” (in partnership with RDK Melanoma Foundation), in Palm Beach County parks, and later in public schools, to empower peers and members of the community to make critical sun-safe choices for healthy living. This prestigious award was given recently at the second annual Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank event in Jupiter.
“The Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank is an invaluable experience for these future stakeholders,” said Stacy Ostrau, Executive Director of the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation. “We are so proud of Jordan and Seth for their commitment to educate our community on sun smart behaviors to help prevent skin cancer, especially Melanoma. Seeing their excitement for the execution of this project is so inspiring and something we can all support.”
Nine highly innovative, student-designed program/project ideas were selected from more than 65 applications to advance to this final round, and were “live-pitched” to the event’s four Philanthropist-Investors. The four judges agreed to fund up to $15,000 to each idea and one year of mentoring to support the ideas that will combat issues we face in Palm Beach County. Jordan and Seth, along with the other winners will now work closely with their investor- or in some cases, multiple investors- to develop a business plan and strategy for success.
Jordan and Seth were awarded $8,500. This money will go toward the purchasing of the sunscreen dispensers “RAY™” through the RDK Melanoma Foundation. Distribution of these sunscreen dispensers include parks, beaches, schools, and outdoor areas where sun exposure is excessive. The “RAY” automatic sunscreen dispenser was designed to make applying sunscreen simple and fun. With a regulated 1ml dose of sunscreen per application, users can quickly and cleanly apply the proper amount of sunscreen on the go. Built for the outdoors, the “RAY” dispenser can withstand both hot and cold weather conditions ensuring that whether you are on a mountain or a beach, the “RAY” dispenser will protect your day of fun in the sun.
About Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation:
The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has been working nationally for over 20 years to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma, its deadliest form. Their newest initiative the “RAY™” Project, involves the distribution of sunscreen dispensers in parks, beaches, schools, and outdoor areas, where sun exposure is excessive. Their unique Students Against Melanoma (SAM) Clubs in middle and high school, and the SunSmart America™ curricula, programs, and resources, have educated hundreds of thousands of students, families and communities on sun safety prevention and early detection. Deborah Kann Schwarzberg is founder and president of RDK Melanoma Foundation.
To learn more visit melanomafoundation.com or call 561-655-9655.
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