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 use, or have I used in the past, sun lamps or tanning booths?
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel — Washington, DC
Melanoma Research Alliance Retreat, Washington, DC., Mayflower Hotel. The Bigganes will join other participants who include scientists and researchers from the U.S. and abroad and senior leadership from non-profit organizations and government to learn about new therapies and research. This is an exciting collaboration of the melanoma community in our united fight against melanoma.
As members of the Steering Committee of the newly formed Melanoma Action, Jack and Maggie welcome new members into our community-based foundation group. We will collaborate to learn how we can best support each other in melanoma prevention and skin cancer education initiatives.
News & Developments
This rule would ban those 18 and under from indoor tanning and require users to sign a risk acknowledgement certificate before use and every six months thereafter. Evidence linking the use of UV tanning devices to melanoma and other skin cancers is documented and overwhelming…
Agencies from the United States were center stage and led the pack with 11 Global Awards. Global Award winning agencies include: Area 23 with 3 Global Awards, 2 for “Killer Tan” for Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation (Mollie’s Fund) and 1 Global Award for “The State of Diabetes -Posters” for the diatribe Foundation . …
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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