The Enright Melanoma Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise sun safety awareness and to help prevent melanoma through education and early detection. We are a prevention focused doctor-led organization.
We are transforming the way youth learn about SUN SAFETY through our free, online Enright Sun Safety Certification(TM) programs, featuring our Enright Sun Safety ACE and a message to Apply Cover Enjoy. The Enright Melanoma Foundation is a proud member of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.
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Skin Cancer: Quick Facts
Skin cancer is a serious public health concern.
Every year, there are more than 63,000 new cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, resulting in nearly 9,000 deaths.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with 5 MILLION PEOPLE treated each year.
Treatment for skin cancer costs $8.1 BILLION each year in the United States.
Anyone can get skin cancer. Although those with lighter skin are at higher risk of getting skin cancer, people with darker skin may often be diagnosed with skin cancer at a later stage, making it difficult to treat.
Most skin cancers can be prevented—but we aren’t doing enough.
More than 1 out of every 3 Americans reports getting sunburned each year. Sunburn is a clear sign of overexposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays, a major cause of skin cancer.
More than 400,000 cases of skin cancer, about 6,000 of which are melanomas, are estimated to be related to indoor tanning in the U.S. each year.
Tanned skin is damaged skin, yet nearly 1 out of every 3 young white women engages in indoor tanning each year.
Choose sun protection strategies that work:
- Wear a hat, sunglasses, and other protective clothing, seek shade, especially during midday hours.
- Use broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30-50 to protect any exposed skin. Remember that sunscreen is most effective when used in combination with other methods, and when reapplied as directed.
People from every sector of society have a role to play to reverse the rising tide of skin cancer. Government, business, health, education, community, nonprofit, and faith-based sectors are all essential partners in this effort. (Source: U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, 2014.)
Education + Early Detection = Sun Safety
Enright Melanoma Foundation
P.O. Box 519
Summit, NJ 07902
Telephone: (908) 464-0277
|#HandTheHoodie #PediatricMelanomaAwarenessCampaign UV Skinz Look at the precious photos of our amazing and inspiring young warriors!! Sweet baby Addison from Addison's Army Against Melanoma was my inspiration for the campaign. Please help me to raise pediatric melanoma awareness and go global by sharing the campaign on your page and ask your friends to share the campaign too!!! We currently have a mailing list with 26 young warriors within the US, one warrior from UK and one warrior from Australia. I would like to create a mailing list for both UK and Australia so that young warriors could pass a hoodie within UK and Australia. I need your help!!! Please share!!!|
|Enright volunteers teach Apply Cover Enjoy at Somerset Patriots game this weekend. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/enrightfoundation/photos/a.336203009772299.77035.258979437494657/911086158950645/?type=1|
|Go to ApplyCoverEnjoy.org - take the free online sun safety program - print your Certificate - and bring it to movie nite on Aug. 13th to be entered into a Raffle Drawing!|
|It was a great night to APPLY sunscreen, COVER up with a handmade sun visor and then ENJOY the 2015 Summit Community Night. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/enrightfoundation/photos/a.336203009772299.77035.258979437494657/908826582509936/?type=1|
|Come join us at Summit Community Night and Concert Series TONIGHT starting at 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/enrightfoundation/photos/a.336203009772299.77035.258979437494657/908352259224035/?type=1|
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