Richard David Kann
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
Richard David Kann was a husband, son, brother uncle and friend. He loved life but his life was too short. He died of melanoma at the age of 45.
We, at the Melanoma Foundation have taken up the fight to prevent others from suffering from this deadly disease so that no one will see any of their loved ones or friends see their lives end too soon.
Please join the fight and help us STOP MELANOMA!!!
Early detection is the answer to this problem. If left untreated, it spreads quickly to vital organs.
If you notice any changes as described in the A B C D E picture below, seek medical attention.
“If you spot it, You can stop it!”
When half of the mole or lesion
does not match the other.
Melanomas often have blurred, notched,
ragged or uneven edges.
ANY CHANGE in size, shape, color, elevation or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting. Prompt action is your best protection.
Healthy moles are usually a single
shade or color.
Moles that grow larger than a pencil’s
eraser are a cause for concern.
Any change in a mole requires the attention of a dermatologist.
Annual visits to a dermatologist can be lifesaving.
For a list of all the Current Events – click here >
SAMPOSIUM 2019: Bringing students together for education, awareness and the prevention of melanoma
On October 12, over 100 students representing seven Palm Beach County Florida schools gathered at the Keiser University Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach for the 2019 RDK Melanoma Foundation Students Against Melanoma SAMPOSIUM. The purpose: to bring peers together...
Why Israel’s skin cancer rates are dropping
In these hot summer months when we’re all outdoors and enjoying the sun, it’s more important than ever to protect against skin cancer. While the sun offers us much needed vitamin D, there are also unfortunately many harmful effects of too much sun exposure. In this...
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
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2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405