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Where Orange for Melanoma Monday – May 6, 2013

Please join us and the American Academy of Dermatology in painting the nation orange for skin cancer awareness on Monday, May 6.

It is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.  Numbers like that make a world without skin cancer seem to be an impossible goal. But it is in  our reach. Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent. Yet, sadly, one American dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, almost every hour.

We can make a difference by working together!

Help us spread the word and encourage others to prevent and detect skin cancer.

How you can participate  on Monday, May 6:

  • Wear orange and encourage others to join you.
  • Share a picture of you and your family, friends or co-workers wearing orange for skin cancer.

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