The American Melanoma Foundation with the help of partner Sun Protection Zone donated hats and sunscreen to Experience Camps so participants could be sun-safe. Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls entering grades 4-12 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Experience Camps are offered in select United States cities every year and strive to help participants cope with the lost of a loved one through common experience and having what is truly the best week of the year.
American Melanoma Foundation partner, Tutublue, promotes sun safety and melanoma awareness at the 2018 Pacific Paddle Games in Dana Point, CA. The Stand Up Paddling event is one of the largest in the world and hosts nearly one thousand competitors annually. Tutublue Founder & CEO, Sarah Buxton, provided participants of the event with sun safety and melanoma awareness materials provided by The American Melanoma Foundation as well as sunscreen generously provided by La Roche-Posay. Buxton is melanoma survivor herself and her brand is dedicated to sun safe activewear; all Tutublue products are made in sunny Los Angeles.
May 25, 2018, AMF Sponsors San Diego Enforcers Golf Classic
The American Melanoma Foundation served as a proud sponsor of the San Diego Enforcers 2018 Golf Classic. The event was held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn where San Diego's brave enforcers stayed sun safe over the course of 18 holes.
August 27, 2017, AMF Sponsors Bike the Bay
The American Melanoma Foundation sponsored the 10th annual Bike the Bay Event in Coronado, California with over 3,000 riders emphasizing the importance of sun protection. Bike the Bay is an annual event that allows participants to bike over the Coronado Bay Bridge, the only time that people can bike over the bridge all year long. The AMF partnered with La Roche-Posay to give participants of the event free sunscreen to protect themselves while riding. The AMF also educated participants of the event on the dangers of Melanoma, and gave them sun safety biking tips.
March 22, 2017, Kiwanis Playground at Santee Lakes Gets Shade Structure
The American Melanoma Foundation provided a grant to construct a shade structure over the Kiwanis Playground, which was designed to accommodate children with disabilities, in Santee, California. The shade structure will help to ensure the children that play at the Kiwanis Playground will have shade from the sun during peak times.
For the 6th consecutive year, the American Melanoma Foundation sponsors the San Diego Autism Society Surf Camp. The Autism Society of San Diego Surf Camp started in 2002 and is designed for individuals aged 5 through adulthood. The broad age range allows campers to continue with the program through the years and many of the campers have attended every year since the camp's inception. The camp occurs between July through August and takes place at the beautiful La Jolla Shores Beach in San Diego, California. Each camper is paired one on one, with a skilled surf instructor who is experienced working with individuals that have autism. The AMF provides brightly colored rash guards for campers and instructors to ensure campers are easily visible in the water and stay sun safe. Many campers continue to wear the rash guards at the beach and pool throughout the year. In 2018, the camp will serve 95 participants over the course of 6 weeks. To learn more about the program or sign up on the Autism Society of San Diego website, click here or use the link below.