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SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Public Health

Mission: The mission of The Skin Cancer Foundation is to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through the promotion of prevention, early detection, and effective treatment of skin cancer.

Programs: The foundation supports research and medical training, provides medical and public educational programs, conducts educational conferences and seminars, distributes information to the media, medical profession and the general public.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 4

We have partnered with The Skin Cancer Foundation for many years, including earning the Seal of Recommendation for all of our SPF products. We are aligned with them in their mission to help educate and prevent skin cancer; a passion of our brand as well. The team we work with is dedicated to their mission and getting the word out, and we are proud to support those efforts and help bring awareness to and education around skin cancer.

Review from Guidestar

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an on-going partner of the Skin Cancer Foundation - the service, trusted support, and educational tools provided by the SCF Team is at the highest level. We have earned their Seal of Recommendation - validating the quality, effectiveness, and safety of our products. We are proud to align with, and support the Skin Cancer Foundation's commitment to their mission.

Review from Guidestar

6 Michelle R.11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Skin Cancer Foundation does a great job of activating its network of professionals to get the message out that everyone under the sun needs skin protection. They're everywhere from National TV to online media and magazines. When it comes to protecting everyone from sun damage and preventing skin cancer, awareness is key and the SCF is getting it done.

Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed the activity of the Skin Cancer Foundation for almost 20 years now and it never ceases to amaze me how dedicated the team and leadership are to the mission. I have attended many grant award ceremonies, seen many of the educational resources they spent tireless amounts of time producing, and watched the "Free Screenings" bus launch and cross the country. I have been involved in small ways over the years. For the past several years, with a wish to get more involved and support an organization I truly believe in, I joined the annual Gala Organizing Committee. I am proud to be a part of such an esteemed group of people who jointly care about stopping death and suffering from skin cancer. Thank you Dr Perry Robins, Dr Deborah Sarnoff, Dan Latore and the whole team at the SCF. Keep up the great work!

Review from Guidestar

6 April F.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Skin Cancer Foundation both as a national magazine editor and a member of their Gala Committees for the past 5+ years. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the Foundation and its staff members. The organization is run with the highest level of professionalism and integrity and I am proud to have a relationship with them.

Review from Guidestar

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been working with SCF for a while and have earned their certification. I cannot say enough how impressed I am with the devotion and support we feel from their top notch team!

Review from Guidestar

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's been a joy working with The Skin Cancer Foundation. They understand their mission and stay true to it with professional staff and superior response time. They have exceeded our expectations for over two years now.

Review from Guidestar

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Please stop this group from continuing to "sell" its seal of approval for products that do not prevent skin cancer. Perry Robbins and his cadre of Mohs micrographic cosmetic dermatologists have created a false image. They do no independent testing, they give no money to research, and they have attached their seal to products such as a body wash. Melanoma is a serious and deadly disease, and the Skin Cancer Foundation "approval" is dangerous and misleading. This group cloned itself into the International Skin Cancer Foundation. They have no affiliation with research or testing institutes.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation 10/03/2012

The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection that is recognized by consumers worldwide. In order to earn the Seal of Recommendation, manufacturers must provide scientific data that meets stringent criteria showing that their sun protection product sufficiently and safely aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. This data is reviewed by a volunteer team of photobiologists – experts in the study of the interaction between ultraviolet radiation and the skin. A full list of the criteria and tests required for a product to earn the Seal of Recommendation is available at http://www.skincancer.org/seal. Each year, The Skin Cancer Foundation spends 85% of its budget on program expenses to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Since 1981, The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded research grants to fund pilot studies that lead to improvements in the prevention and clinical management of skin cancer. In 2012 alone, The Skin Cancer Foundation awarded $155,000 in research grants to dermatology residents, fellows, and young faculty from institutions throughout the United States. Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating skin cancer.

Review from Guidestar