May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we’re counting on YOU. Here are a few ways you can help us raise awareness and save lives:

Share Your Story
Have you been affected by skin cancer? During the month of May, please share your story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and encourage your loved ones to share it, too. Please include the hashtag #MostCommonCancer in your post so we can follow along and create a powerful community of skin cancer champions.

Raise Awareness Through Education
Share some of our educational material with your family, friends and colleagues. Our prevention guidelines and early detection articles are some of our most popular resources.

Help Us Fund Lifesaving Programs
Make a donation to support The Skin Cancer Foundation. You may decide to give $37 to represent the age when you were first diagnosed, or $425 for the number of days your spouse has been cancer-free. Whatever the amount, your donation will make a big difference in helping us move closer to a world without skin cancer. 

Connect with the Foundation
Each week, we push out dozens of updates across our social channels. During the month of May, please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and help us spread these messages even further by sharing them with your networks.

Reach Young People
Sun Smart U provides educators with the resources they need to teach middle and high school students how to make sun-safe choices that are vital in preventing skin cancer. Encourage your local school district to teach this program, which features free lesson plans.