Overview of The Foundation
The Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation has been working for over 28 years with communities and companies to help promote our mission through educational and programmatic events about the life-saving techniques on prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. Our areas of focus are:
Sunscreen Dispensers and Sun Smart Cities: Sunscreen helps reduce the risk for skin cancer and prevent further damage from occurring. Our sun smart city and sunscreen dispenser program involves providing free sunscreen with portable ecofriendly dispensers. The Foundation has partnered with the City of West Palm Beach, Philadelphia, and Citizens Bank Park to increase awareness about sun safety behavior and importance of sun protection.
SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum: 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. This curriculum includes sun safety lessons, student activities and a pre & post-test to measure student’s knowledge of sun safety. This curriculum meets existing requirements in science, health, physical education and language arts and empowers them to make critical sun safe choices for healthy lives. In addition, the RDK Melanoma Foundation collaborates with schools throughout Palm Beach County Florida to implement a fun and educational contest for students, holding our annual “RDK Melanoma Monday Art contest”. This educational art contest provides vital information for young people about early detection and awareness of melanoma, and sun safety tips.
Students Against Melanoma (SAM): a student-based program in high schools that is committed to empowering young people to lead education with their peers and communities about sun safety and prevention initiatives. These are fully certified student clubs with a teacher/advisor and student officers, holding monthly meetings and doing community outreach projects. The program develops student leadership abilities in addition to advocating for skin cancer awareness and prevention.
Annual Fundraiser: The Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held February 26, 2024, at The Breakers, Palm Beach. Over 450 attendees will enjoy an auction, a gourmet luncheon and stunning runway fashion show by Naeem Khan.
To learn more visit melanomafoundation.com or call 561-655-9655.