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
45hours 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.
Men, are you taking care of your skin? "Skin Cancer Foundation member Dr. Ariel Ostad urged men to care for their skin, even in the colder winter months. He cautioned that even a few minutes of sun exposure each day can add up to considerable sun damage over the course of a lifetime and encouraged all men to make daily sunscreen use a priority." trib.in/2gKzV4V... See MoreSee Less
Winter's arrival, for many guys, means scheduling a furnace inspection, checking the antifreeze in the car and, maybe, sending sweaters and coats out to the cleaners for a quick spruce-up. But what about your face? Let's face it, most guys don't want to be bothered.