A large part of preventing skin cancer in children and young adults is ensuring they’re in an environment that protects them from harmful UV rays. The Skin Smart Campus initiative, in partnership with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP, of which ASDSA is a member), awards U.S. universities and colleges that promote skin … More Educating colleges about skin cancer prevention
It’s only October but looking back on 2017, it’s difficult not to be impressed by what we’ve accomplished this year and our plans for 2018. In total, seven states (AL, AZ, FL, LA, OH, UT and WA) signed SUNucate into law. Five states (MA, MI, NJ, PA and RI) still have pending legislation—and their legislatures … More A look back at 2017 and excitement for 2018
Even with the end of summer less than a month away, ASDSA has stayed busy promoting sunscreen use for students and working to prevent skin cancer. ASDSA has started a new initiative, offering to provide free skin cancer screenings to legislators when they hold public events in their districts. Our first event was a success … More Congressional skin cancer screenings and other big announcements
It isn’t always enough to ensure children apply—and re-apply—sunscreen, which is why ASDSA member Amy L. Brodsky, MD, President of the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation, continues her effort to “Connect Clothing to Change.” This initiative works to lower the incidence of melanoma and Dr. Brodsky has brought together R5, Mott 50 and the Chicago Cubs … More ASDSA member promotes sun-safe clothing with the Chicago Cubs
With seven states passing SUNucate legislation this year, national media outlets have noticed this trend and publicized our legislative efforts. USA Today ran a story on July 11, highlighting not only the need for schools to allow children to apply sunscreen without a doctor’s note, but also the fact that legislators were unaware this was … More SUNucate garners national media attention
Out of more than 150 entries, SUNucate was chosen as one of 23 Power of A Gold Award winners. Chosen by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Power of A Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions associations make to society by enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, … More SUNucate wins 2017 Power of A Gold Award
In the eleventh hour, Florida legislators passed a measure that includes language which allows children to possess and use sunscreen while on school property or at a school-sponsored event or activity without a note from a physician. With Gov. Rick Scott’s signature, Florida joined Alabama, Arizona, Utah and Washington as states that have passed SUNucate … More Florida becomes 5th state to pass SUNucate!
Welcome to the SUNucate blog! Click to read on about our initiative to protect children from skin cancer! … More SUNucate – Introduction