On July 29th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. A Call to Action is a science-based document used to stimulate the nation’s support to solve a major health crisis.
Our mission is to increase awareness for melanoma prevention, provide information and services on skin cancer detection, and support melanoma patients through education of the latest treatments.
Are You At Risk?
Do I have red, blonde, or light brown hair and a fair complexion that burns easily?
Moffitt Cancer Center — Tampa, FL
Mollie Fund supports their “Mole Patrol” and screening events programs with donations of “Have You Checked Your Skin Lately?” and “Protect Your Baby from the Sun” in both English and Spanish.
Garden City Middle School — Garden City, NY
Garden City Middle School – “Safe Sun Assembly”, with the support of Doctors Ted Daly, MD, FAAD, FSPD (Garden City Dermatology) and John Clarke, MD, FAAFP (Health Hop Music), 6th graders learn the importance of sun protection, mole identification, and avoidance of tanning beds. After students view our foundation’s film, “The Dark Side of the Sun”, Dr. Daly conducts a Q&A to insure the understanding of the concepts taught in the film. Dr. Clarke wraps up the program by inviting students to participate in his rap song, “Stop Melanoma!”.
St. Pauls School — Garden City, NY
Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, Garden City, NY over 7,000 participants – players, parents and coaches attend the largest lacrosse tournament in the Northeast. Mollie’s Fund provides sunscreen, hats and skin cancer educational materials.
News & Developments
Our PSA is aired in all NYC cabs this week. Cara Biggane encouraged New Yorkers and visitors to avoid tanning beds during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Jack and Maggie Biggane met in Newark, NJ with Anna Marie Farro (Moving for Melanoma, Delaware) and Neil Springer (Peggy Springer Melanoma Foundation, Cherry Hill, NJ) to discuss possible collaborations.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Board of Health unanimously voted to adopt Article 177, “Tanning Facilities”. The department will assume regulatory authority over indoor tanning facilities…
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