The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation will be offering students, families and the community an opportunity to participate in a fun awareness event using digital media.
The 2014 Sun Safe Selfie Contest encourages participants to read sun safety rules at www.melanomafoundation.com and then go out and snap the best photo of themselves, family members or friends demonstrating his newly gained sun safety knowledge.
The contest runs until Sunday, July 6.
The contest is designed to encourage the public to be aware of the protocols that must be followed in order to protect against dangerous rays and over exposure of the sun. Getting one or more blistering sunburns increases chances of developing melanoma later in life. The foundation’s mission is to educate people to make critical sun-safe choices to avoid getting a disease that is nearly 100 percent preventable with education.
Sun safety industry leaders, such as Coolibar and Blue Lizard, as well as community leaders like Costco, Home Depot and more will be donating prizes and gift certificates to create fun prize packages.
The grand prize winner chosen will have demonstrated the best sun safety protocol. The first prize winner chosen will be the photo that receives the most likes on the foundation’s Facebook page. Visit www.melanomafoundation.com and enter to win.
The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation was started in 1995 after Kann died at age 44 of a late-detected melanoma. The mission of the foundation is to educate the community about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.