SHADE Foundation of America
June 29, 2011
Until my daughter was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2000, I was totally uninformed about this most common form of cancer. Like most, I suspect, melanoma was thought of as the "If I have to get cancer, this is the one to get" . Only since her diagnosis, and the information I have received through the Shade Foundation have I truly come to understand the breadth and scope of this totally preventable disease. To learn that millions die every year because they lack the simple information of measures that can be taken to prevent melanoma.
I highly recommend everyone use the information found at the Shade Foundation website to guide their conduct to help defeat this terrible disease.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
People that were unable to have body scans done were provided by the Shade Foundation and discovered melanomas and were successfully treated.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Seek to have more awareness provided by local news agencies and government sources
Board Member & assisted making people aware of the hazards of overexposed sun.