Free Online Virtual Golf Tournament
Join The Skin Cancer Foundation and World Golf Tour™ in raising awareness about skin cancer prevention and early detection.
Play in the Sun Safe Classic, a virtual golf tournament that factors sun-safe messaging into the game of golf. Why? Golfers, and outdoor enthusiasts in general, are at a higher risk for skin cancer.
Sunburn is a major cause of skin cancer, and every hour, golfers can receive up to five times the amount of sun exposure needed to cause sunburn.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Think about this: each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon combined.
While everyone is at risk, the majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50. Considering that roughly 65 percent of melanoma cases and 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun, it makes sense to take a few minutes to protect yourself before playing a round.
Play in the Sun Safe Classic! Be sure to share the game with your friends and family.