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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.

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Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation In The News

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2023 Champagne Reception

2023 Champagne Reception

On September 29, over 130 supporters of the RDK Melanoma Foundation were treated to a lively champagne reception hosted by Cathy Federico at the La Coquille Club at the Eau in Manalapan. During the reception, RDK leadership addressed the guests and shared details...

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2023 Hart of Gold Party

Over 120 supporters of The RDK Melanoma Foundation gathered on December 2nd at the beautiful home of Nancy and Joel Hart in Palm Beach Gardens for the annual "Hart of Gold" cocktail party. This event celebrated the upcoming RDK Melanoma Foundation’s 24th Annual...

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Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Florida will finally be joining the list of states that allows students to use sunscreen at school. For years sunscreen has been viewed as an over the counter drug similar to Advil and Aspirin by the FDA. Because of this categorization and the concern that some...

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Melanoma Rates Rise Steeply Among Women Ages 18 – 39

Melanoma Rates Rise Steeply Among Women Ages 18 – 39

A recent study by the American Academy of Dermatology revealed an alarming trend in skin cancer rates among Caucasian women. “Research presented at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting in New York shows that between 1970 and 2009, rates of melanoma,...

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While Smart phone Apps Can Be Helpful Raising Skin Cancer Awareness, They Are Not A Replacement For Regular Dermatology Appointments

While Smart phone Apps Can Be Helpful Raising Skin Cancer Awareness, They Are Not A Replacement For Regular Dermatology Appointments

There are several smartphone apps that claim to be able to analyze photos of moles and determine if there are irregularities that need the attention of a dermatologist. However, one should not rely on an app to diagnose skin problems. According to Diane Berson, a...

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SunSmart America
SunSmart America
SunSmart America

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.

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