Foundation's Response to the Acting Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

New York, NY (July 29, 2014) - The Skin Cancer Foundation enthusiastically applauds the office of the US Surgeon General for taking this major step in skin cancer prevention. The Foundation is especially heartened by the objectives to reach young people with information about the dangers of indoor tanning and the efforts to promote skin cancer prevention education in schools. If we can increase awareness of the dangers of indoor tanning and convince people to change their sun protective behaviors, we will go a long way to save lives and decrease incidence of the world’s most common cancer.

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Emily Prager (212-725-5176;


About The Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit