Round Eleven for Kate and Kevin - Golf & Dinner Auction

Thanks so much for supporting Kate's Foundation and participating in our annual Golf & Tennis fundraising event. Continue to spread the word about melanoma, and we hope to see you all next year.


Bruce fights melanoma via The Danny Fund!!!

We are big fans of Bruce Springsteen - Always - and now he has joined the fight against melanoma.

Everything in Moderation... Even the Sun?

There has been much talk over the past few weeks about the benefits of the sun. One thing to remember about sunscreen is that it does in fact block out any of the benefits of the sun's rays... such as Vitamin D. The WSJ had a decent article yesterday talking about the issue and Michael Holick's take on "sensible sun exposure." It's well worth a read...

Sun-Kissed or Sunburned?

Video: Diagnosing Melanoma

In this YouTube video, Dr. Susan Swetter of Stanford describes the technique of examining high risk patients for signs of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

Check it out on Johnson & Johnson's health channel...

Round Ten for Kate and Kevin - Golf, Tennis and Cocktail reception

Join Kate's Foundation as we celebrate 10 years of fighting melanoma and raising skin cancer awareness. The 2010 golf outing will return to it's original, completely, renovated club host- Navesink Country Club (NCC).

UVA Rays v UVB Rays

UVA rays are often referred to as the "aging rays" because of its unique characteristics:

  • pass through glass (office & cars)
  • penetrate deep into the skin layers
  • are present ALL 365 calendar days regardless of weather or altitude
  • are 20 times more abundant than UVB

UVB rays are considered burning rays because they cause sunburn and tanning; and vary with seasons, i.e., stronger in the summer

Choose sun block with "broad spectrum protection"- (which provides protection form BOTH UVA and UVB rays)

Bob Marley Died of Metastatic Melanoma at Age 36

A true fact not widely known. Melanoma is not restricted to "the Irish skin types".