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The Ignored Risk: People of Color Do Get Melanoma - The Claire Marie Foundation

If you have skin – you are at risk for melanoma. That’s it. Plain and simple. EVERYONE – no matter age, gender or race can develop melanoma. It does not discriminate and it isn’t always about the sun. Melanoma can occur due to genetics and hormonal changes related to puberty and pregnancy – especially among adolescents and young adults where diagnosis is at “epidemic proportions”.


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Our Mission

Melanoma is the second most common cancer in adolescents and the most common cancer in young adults under 30. We created the Claire Marie Foundation because young people shouldn’t be fighting melanoma. They should be jumping over waves, dancing at concerts, playing with their team, studying, launching careers and seeing the world. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to stop this disease in young people. Our mission is to raise clarity and hope in the fight against adolescent and young adult melanoma through awareness, education and prevention which includes our Free Skin Screening Program. We are already making big waves — together, we can create a tidal wave.

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Game-changing stat: Outdoor athletes are at a higher risk for Melanoma

Sun exposure among young athletes is such a big deal that the super geniuses over at Stanford University created THE most comprehensive sun protection outreach and research program of any university in the nation: SUNSPORT. Know the risks and find smart, skin- and life-saving tips below.


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This is not a drill: Research shows higher skin cancer risk among U.S. military members

If you know someone who’s serving in the military, be sure to let them or their family know they should be taking extra steps to protect their skin from melanoma. Pilots are particularly susceptible to skin cancer, as are those who serve in desert climates.


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Your Child's Check: 10 Years Old

Did you know? That the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that physician examination in these families should start at the age of 10 and continue on a twice-a-year basis thereafter. Particular care should be taken at puberty and during adolescence when hormonal changes activate the moles.


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As the only nonprofit in the U.S. to focus exclusively on melanoma in young people, we have a lot to say and this is where we say it; from life-saving sun safety tips to the latest research on adolescent and young adult melanoma.

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