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The Shade Project is a 501(c)3 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.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

3,254 hours of sun safety education provided to schools, community groups and corporations
205,891 sunscreen packets provided to the public
739 gallons of sunscreen provided for outdoor community events
3,827 free skin cancer screenings performed
10,673 minutes of public service announcements
$124,500 offered in grants to support the implementation of shade structures

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

3,254 hours of sun safety education provided to schools, community groups and corporations
205,891 sunscreen packets provided to the public
739 gallons of sunscreen provided for outdoor community events
3,827 free skin cancer screenings performed
10,673 minutes of public service announcements
$124,500 offered in grants to support the implementation of shade structures

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

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

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

There are more diagnosed cases of skin cancer each year than breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer combined
  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer
  • Every hour, one person in the U.S. dies from melanoma
  • Each year, more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S.
  • More people develop skin cancer from tanning than lung cancer from smoking
  • Regular use of SPF 30+ sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by 40-50%
  • A person’s risk of melanoma doubles if he/she has had more than 5 sunburns
  • People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk of melanoma by 75%
  • The estimated 5-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98%

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