See the different ways individuals have had successful events benefiting The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Run from the Sun
When Bob Manning was diagnosed with melanoma in 1999, he knew that he wanted to do something to promote skin cancer awareness. Along with his wife, Lauren, he came up with the idea for a charity running event to support the mission of The Skin Cancer Foundation. In 2004, with the full support of the Avalon Yacht Club in New Jersey, Bob and Lauren organized the first Avalon Yacht Club "Run from the Sun" 5K event.
Todd Nagel Open
After her husband Todd Nagel lost his battle with melanomia in September 2006, Linda Nagel organized a golfing event to honor his battle and raise funds for melanoma research. Since its creation, the Todd Nagel Open has raised more than $125,000 towards education efforts and melanoma research in Shakopee, MN.
Birdies for Skin Cancer
In 2011, 12-year-old Emilia decided to fundraise to support the mission of The Skin Cancer Foundation to educate the public about the dangers of skin cancer. As a young golfer, Emilia spends a lot of time outdoors. She knows just how prone golfers can be to developing skin cancer since they are exposed to UV radiation from the sun frequently.
To begin her fundraising efforts, Emilia tapped into her golfing talents and sent a flyer to her friends and family asking them to pledge one dollar for every birdie (a score of one under par in golf) that she made during golf tournaments. Since she began fundraising, Emilia has received more than $5,000, in pledges and donations. Way to go, Emilia! Thank you for your support.
Physician Held Events
Skin for Life
Skin for Life combines both fashion and skincare into an exceptional event benefitting The Skin Cancer Foundation. Hosted by Amy Forman Taub, MD, Advanced Dermatology and SKINFO, over 200 individuals attended their third annual event in 2013. Skin for Life included a fashion show highlighting local designers, along with vendor exhibits where guest sampled the latest in beauty treatments and products and received mini makeovers.
SolSearch 2013, a safe skin and shopping event benefiting The Skin Cancer Foundation, raised more than $7,000 at its third annual event. Hosted by Melanie D. Palm, MD, MBA, & Art of Skin MD, the event worked in conjunction with local sponsors including California Pizza Kitchen and San Diego Tidbits.
Guests were treated to free skin cancer screenings by board-certified dermatologists and discounts at local shops related to the fundraiser. The day included a party celebrating Melanoma Awareness Month and a silent auction.