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The Shade Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer and skin cancer related deaths through sun safety education, promotion of skin cancer screenings and the implementation of SHADE in public spaces.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE


$52,500 was offered as
grants offered to schools/parks

58,500 individual
sunscreen
packets given away

3,050 minutes of public
service
announcements
1,590 screenings
were performed

216 gallons of
sunscreen donated

45 hours of consulting were
provided to schools, park group
and city developers

WHY WE DO THIS


  • Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated.
  • Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon.
  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
  • On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he/ she has had more than 5 sunburns.
  • 1 person dies of melanoma every hour.
  • The estimated 5-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98% in the U.S.

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