The Enright Melanoma Foundation (formerly known as the Joseph E. Enright Foundation) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise sun safety awareness in New Jersey and to help prevent melanoma through education and early detection.
Thank you for another successful Enright Health TREK event!
We raised over $41,000 to support programs to raise sun safety awareness to help prevent melanoma through education and early detection!
Please SAVE-THE-DATE for next year: Saturday, May 9, 2015
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Melanoma Quick Facts
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the U.S. and worldwide.
· According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is now the most common of all cancers, with more than 3.5 million new cases diagnosed each year.
· One in 50 Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer.
· Every eight minutes, someone in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma.
· Every hour of every day, someone will die from the disease.
· Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults aged 25-29.
· Tanning beds are actually causing cancer at a higher rate than cigarette smoking. *
· On average, using an indoor tanning bed increases a person’s odds of getting melanoma by approximately 75 percent.
Why are melanoma rates increasing? Some people are not protecting themselves from sun exposure while others subject themselves to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from indoor tanning beds and lamps. Depletion of the ozone layer may contribute to the increase in melanoma incidence because it allows more UV radiation to reach the earth's surface. (Melanoma Research Foundation, 2014)
What can you do about this? Take the free, online Enright Sun Safety Certification ™ program to learn more and become an Ambassador by educating others about sun safety and the dangers of melanoma. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes. CLICK HERE
Education + Early Detection = Prevention
*(Dr. Eleni Linos, dermatologist at University of California, San Francisco and lead author of a recent study on indoor tanning and its cancer links, 2014)
Enright Melanoma Foundation
P.O. Box 519
Summit, NJ 07902
Telephone: (908) 464-0277