Students Against Melanoma Event Dec. 6 At PDQ

PDQ Wellington and the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation’s Palm Beach Central High School Students Against Melanoma (SAM) Club will be sharing lifesaving information with diners on Saturday, Dec. 6.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the PDQ Wellington location (2781 State Road 7).

Students Against Melanoma is an award-winning program for high school students. Members influence challenges in knowledge, attitude and behavior regarding sun safety for their peers and the community, thus saving lives.

Attendees will learn that one person dies from melanoma every 50 minutes and that Florida is the state with the second-highest incidence of melanoma in the country. While all other cancers are decreasing in incidence, melanoma is increasing — and melanoma is preventable.

There will be a diagnostic Dermaview machine onsite revealing damaged skin, many important handouts, games and prizes, and sunscreen samples for families. PDQ has designated it a “PDQ Family Day,” and 10 percent of revenues will be donated to the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation for its SunSmart America K-12 curriculum, programs and resources.

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