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The Shade Project is a nonprofit 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

1,125 hours of sun safety education provided to schools, park groups, corporations and community organizations
2,675 skin cancer screenings performed
75,890 individual sunscreen packets provided to the public
235 gallons of sunscreen provided for outdoor community events
$75,200 offered in grant support to schools and parks
8,250 minutes of public service announcements

WHAT WE HAVE DONE

1,125 hours of sun safety education provided to schools, park groups, corporations and community organizations
2,675 skin cancer screenings performed
75,890 individual sunscreen packets provided to the public
235 gallons of sunscreen provided for outdoor community events
$75,200 offered in grant support to schools and parks
8,250 minutes of public service announcements

WHY WE DO THIS

  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
  • Each year, more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S.
  • There are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed per year than breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer combined
  • 1 person in the U.S. dies every hour from melanoma
  • A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he/she has had more than 5 sunburns
  • The estimated 5-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98%
  • Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by 40-50%
  • More people develop skin cancer from tanning than develop lung cancer from smoking
  • People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%

WHY WE DO THIS

  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
  • Each year, more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S.
  • There are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed per year than breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer combined
  • 1 person in the U.S. dies every hour from melanoma
  • A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he/she has had more than 5 sunburns
  • The estimated 5-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98%
  • Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by 40-50%
  • More people develop skin cancer from tanning than develop lung cancer from smoking
  • People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%

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