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Rdk Melanoma
Our mission is to save lives through education about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma.
Our mission is to save lives through education about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma.
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Dear Students/Teachers/Principals/Parents,
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

To Register Visit : http://melanomafoundation.com/students-against-melanoma-sam/

#Melanoma #RichardDavidKann #RDK #SAM #SAMCLUB #StudentsAgainstMelanoma #SunSafety #SunSmartAmerica #MelanomaFoundation #SunSafe

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Listen to Hugh Jackman … Basal Cell Carcinoma shouldn’t be taken lightly!

More than 4 million cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.

BCCs are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). BCCs often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars and are usually caused by a combination of cumulative and intense, occasional sun exposure.

BCC almost never spreads (metastasizes) beyond the original tumor site. Only in exceedingly rare cases can it spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening Basal Cell Carcinoma shouldn’t be taken lightly, it can be disfiguring if not treated promptly.

More than 4 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. In fact, BCC is the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. More than one out of every three new cancers is a skin cancer, and the vast majority are BCCs.

Are you at risk of basal cell carcinoma? Here’s what you need to know about risk factors, prevention, detection, and treatment.

Listen to Hugh Jackman: RealHughJackman
https://twitter.com/RealHughJackman/status/831243114761297920/photo/1

More about Basal Cell Carcinoma: SkinCancer.org
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/basal-cell-carcinoma

Visit: RDK Melanoma Foundation
http://melanomafoundation.com/

#BasalCellCarcinoma #HughJackman #RDKmelanoma #StudentsAgainstMelanoma #EarlyDetection #SkinCancerEducation #SkinCancerPrevention #MelanomaAwareness #SkinCancerPreventiveEducation #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SaveLives #Melanoma #VictimsToMelanoma #SkinCancer #LoveTheSkinYoureIn #BCC #RDK

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It only takes a single visit to a tanning bed to increase your chance of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67% and basal cell carcinoma by 29%! Continued use before the age of 35 increases one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59%. These statistics from the American Academy of Dermatology are striking and should be plastered to the walls of all high schools and colleges to prevent women (and men) from baking themselves closer to death. The good news is that it might be getting easier to stop minors from tanning. In December, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed making it illegal for any minor under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed or sun lamp. While the FDA still hasn’t issued a final rule, more recent studies are echoing how beneficial such a ban would be.

“A total ban on indoor tanning could prevent nearly 203,000 melanoma cases and 23,000 melanoma deaths, and save $1.1 billion in melanoma treatment costs.”


Read more at : http://melanomafoundation.com/study-says-banning-minors-from-tanning-beds-would-save-thousands-of-lives-binthebeds/


#StudentsAgainstMelanoma #EarlyDetection #SkinCancerEducation #SkinCancerPrevention #MelanomaAwareness #TanningBedFacts #SkinCancerPreventiveEducation, #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SaveLives #TanningBedsCauseCancer #TanningBedPledge #DangersOfUsingTanningBooths #Melanoma #VictimsToMelanoma #SkinCancer #TanningBeds #BinTheBeds #LoveTheSkinYoureIn

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Our largest fundraiser of the year is on February 6th at The Breakers.

At this time, we are reaching out to see If anyone has a service or tangible item that they wish to donate, and help us succeed at our silent auction.

Please contact the Foundation. 561-655-9655 or rfox@melanomafoundation.com.

Your donation will help us to fulfill our mission and expand our programs and resources. You will also receive a tax donation letter.

For More Information Visit: http://melanomaluncheon.com/ and Visit: http://melanomagolf.com/

Thank you in advance.

Lisa Richman, Executive Director


#RDK #RDKMelanoma #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SunSmartAmerica #SAM #SunSafety #SunSafe #EclipseFashionShow #BreakersPlmBeach

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You are more susceptible to repeat bouts in addition to other cancers. It is 100% preventable with proper sun safety habits. Yet tanning is an individual choice, one for which you must pay a heavy price. Even though the FDA’s proposed ban on tanning bed use for minors has not yet been signed into law, it is our responsibility to take proactive action to change the conversation with young teens and actively discuss the dangers of tanning.

Read more at : http://melanomafoundation.com/im-26-and-was-diagnosed-with-skin-cancer/

#StudentsAgainstMelanoma #EarlyDetection #SkinCancerEducation #SkinCancerPrevention #MelanomaAwareness #TanningBedFacts #SkinCancerPreventiveEducation, #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SaveLives #TanningBedsCauseCancer #TanningBedPledge #DangersOfUsingTanningBooths #Melanoma #VictimsToMelanoma #SkinCancer #TanningBeds #BinTheBeds #LoveTheSkinYoureIn

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RDK Melanoma is proud to be a recipient of the Whole Foods 5% Charity Day. Join our volunteers and Students Against Melanoma Clubs on January 11th at the Wellington Whole Foods. Take a look into our Dermaview machine and see skin damage caused by overexposure to the sun. Receive an awareness bag and learn how to protect and “love the skin you are in!”

By shopping at Whole Foods Market Wellington customer purchases will benefit the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, a locally based non-profit whose mission is to save lives through education about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. For more information on Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, please visit http://www.MelanomaFoundation.com.

Whole Foods Market – Wellington is located at 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414; (561) 904-4000

#Dermaviewmachine #RDKSAM #wholefoods #rdkmelanoma

http://melanomafoundation.com/rdk-melanoma-is-proud-to-be-a-recipient-of-the-whole-foods-5-charity-day/

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Monday, February 6th an Eclipse 2017 at The Breakers

Proceeds from the “Eclipse 2017” 18th Annual Luncheon and Runway Fashion Show will benefit Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation named in memory of Richard David Kann, who died from a late detected melanoma-the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The RDK Melanoma Foundation has been working nationally for 20 years to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma, its deadliest form.

The Foundation’s newest initiative the “RAY™” Project, involves the distribution of sunscreen dispensers in parks, beaches, schools, and outdoor areas, where sun exposure is excessive.

RDK Melanoma Foundation’s 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.

Corporate Sponsors:
Braman BMW West Palm Beach, Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, Cancer Center of South Florida, Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center, Schwarzberg & Associates, Table 26, T & C Family Office Group A division of Templeton & Co., LLP, The International Society of Palm Beach, The Rhoda and David Chase Family Foundation, Warren Greene, Fanatics Inc., Winner’s Circle Charities

#RDK #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #RDKFoundation #SunSmartAmerica #SAM #SunSafety #SunSafe @cagxi @Merri_Jane

http://melanomafoundation.com/monday-february-6th-an-eclipse-2017-at-the-breakers/

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Our largest fundraiser of the year is on February 6th at The Breakers.

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy holiday.

Our largest fundraiser of the year is on February 6th at The Breakers.

At this time, we are reaching out to see If anyone has a service or tangible item that they wish to donate, and help us succeed at our silent auction.

Please contact the Foundation. 561-655-9655 or rfox@melanomafoundation.com. Your donation will help us to fulfill our mission and expand our programs and resources. You will also receive a tax donation letter. For More Information Visit: http://melanomaluncheon.com/ and Visit: http://melanomagolf.com/

Thank you in advance.
Lisa Richman, Executive Director

#RDK #RDKMelanoma #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SunSmartAmerica #SAM #SunSafety #SunSafe #EclipseFashionShow #BreakersPlmBeach

http://melanomafoundation.com/our-largest-fundraiser-of-the-year-is-on-february-6th-at-the-breakers/

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When enjoying your love of the sport, remember to take time and lather up.

No matter how many indoor practice session you get in, you are bound to spend a lot of time in the sun.

Read more at : http://melanomafoundation.com/here-is-some-gold-medal-advice-for-swimmers-2/


#WatchYourBack #RDK #RDKMelanoma #SwimmersTakeNote #RDK #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SunSmartAmerica #SAM #SunSafety #SunSafe

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When enjoying your love of the sport, remember to take time and lather up.

No matter how many indoor practice session you get in, you are bound to spend a lot of time in the sun.
Apply sunscreen every two hours, and keep up those strokes. Check your spots, and see a Dermatologist on a regular basis.


#RDK #RichardDavidKannMelanomaFoundation #SunSmartAmerica #SAM #SunSafety #SunSafe
#WatchYourBack #RDK #RDKMelanoma #SwimmersTakeNote
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