RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...
SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST
COMMON CANCER IN THE UK
Skin cancer kills more people in the UK
than Australia - the UV capital of the world!
RATES OF SKIN CANCER
ARE RISING FASTER THAN
ANY OTHER CANCER
and it is now one of the biggest cancer
killers in the 15-34 age group!
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS
ARE CAUSED BY OVER
EXPOSURE TO UV
That means that almost all skin cancers
are preventable by being sun savvy!
THAT'S WHY SKCIN ARE
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING
Through national educational,
accreditation schemes, campaigns,
partnerships and initiatives...
TO REVERSE THE SOARING
RATES OF SKIN CANCER FOR
OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Knowledge is power. It's time to make
a change. Education is key, a culture
change is required and that's our mission.
Here you will find Skcin literature and information promoting sun safety, skin cancer prevention, early detection and information on how to check your skin - all free to download.
Please use the materials for your own information and/or to help promote the charity's messaging. If you would like to use any of the downloads to promote our messaging, please make sure materials are used in their entirety. All items are subject to copyright.
Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Booklet
Skcin have produced a pocket sized A6 booklet that contains comprehensive information about sun safety and skin cancer. Covering all important issues, from solar UV radiation, to the UV index, how to protect your skin, sunbed use, sun burn, how to check your skin, what to look out for and the various types of skin cancer -this handy booklet covers each issue in bite sized chunks and is widely distributed throughout our many schemes, campaigns and hospitals, proving extremely effective.
Prevention and early detection posters
Our sun safety and skin check posters are A3 in size and are ideal for promoting awareness and the importance of protecting and checking your skin. The posters focus on the Five S's of Sun Safety and the ABCDE of melanoma.
How to check your skin and what to look out for fact sheet
This 4 page A4 fact sheet provides vital information on the early detection of skin cancer.
With advice on how to effectively check your skin and what to look out for across all non malignant skin cancers, pre-cancerous skin lesions and melanoma, this useful fact sheet could just save someone's life.
George the Sun Safe Superstar
This rhyming and wonderfully illustrated children's book has been written by Skcin to help children learn about the importance of sun safety and key sun safe messaging in a fun and engaging way. Used nationally within our Sun Safe School's and Nurseries accreditation schemes, the book has proved hugely popular with children of both pre-school and primary school age.
Courtesy of AXA PPP Healthcare, the book has now been animated and voiced by celebrity Mum, Jenny Frost, so it can be enjoyed online by all.
Children's Activity Pack
If you recognise the importance of our future generations growing up with a knowledge of sun safety that could just save their life, then this fun packed, Sun Safe Summer Activity Pack, produced by Skcin is a great way to get kids engaged! With 10 different educational activities, suitable for primary school aged children, you can keep your little sunbeams occupied whilst learning all about sun safety.
If you'd like to promote the work of Skcin and require a copy of our logo, please download it here. Should you require a higher resolution version for print, please get in touch.
Skcin Sponsorship form
If you'd like to help Skcin with our work by raising money, please download our sponsorship form here. For further information on how you can get involved with ideas on how to raise money please visit:
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the golden rules of sun safety
out the truth and misconceptions
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burn and why it’s important not to
how UVR can cause skin cancer
burn - learn how to protect them
how much sun we need?
News ReleaseAXA PPP healthcare External CommunicationsPPP houseV...
31st Jul 2014 8:38am
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29th Jul 2014 2:09pm
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30th Jul 2014 9:56am
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30th Jul 2014 9:57am
We’ve teamed up with AXA PPP Healthcare to launch an innovative campaign about the sun. Our campaign aims to bri...
30th Jul 2014 10:00am
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20th Aug 2014 9:24am
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20th Aug 2014 9:00am
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18th Aug 2014 12:15am
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12th Jun 2014 7:11pm
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10th Jun 2014 10:50am
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29th May 2014 6:13pm
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22nd May 2014 12:41pm
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8th May 2014 11:32am
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22nd Apr 2014 12:50pm
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31st Mar 2014 3:19pm
Centre researchers have played a key role in the discovery that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hered...
31st Mar 2014 1:29pm
Ipilimumab, a skin cancer medication should not be given to patients as a first-line treatment, the NHS treatments regul...
25th Feb 2014 1:33pm
Vinnie Jones has revealed he has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer....
25th Nov 2013 11:46am
A new drug treatment is available for people with severe basal-cell carcinoma skin cancer. Before regulators licensed vi...
12th Aug 2013 1:23pm
More than 8 out of 10 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will now survive...
22nd Jul 2013 4:50pm
People who have non-melanoma skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research ...
16th May 2013 4:52pm
Two new skin cancer treatments, ipilimumab (Yervoy) and vemurafenib (Zelboraf), are to be approved for NHS funding in En...
2nd Nov 2012 10:16am
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4th Oct 2012 1:01pm
Taking aspirin, or other similar painkillers, could lower your risk of getting skin cancer, a study suggests. But it's t...
30th May 2012 5:03pm
Nearly one in four women won't be using sunscreen on holidays abroad this year, increasing their risk of skin cancer, ac...
30th Apr 2012 1:17pm
Latest figures show a steep rise in the number of cases of skin cancer in Scotland, with sunbed use blamed for contribut...
25th Apr 2012 12:40pm
NICE issues draft guidance rejecting ipilimumab (Yervoy) as too expensive for NHS use...
14th Oct 2011 6:17pm
A decision on whether to approve ipilimumab (Yervoy) for use in the NHS is expected early next year...
22nd Aug 2011 3:13pm
Schools should draw up sun safety codes and teach children abou the dangers of skin cancer as a result of too much sun, ...
15th Jul 2011 7:03pm
Editorial in the BMJ's Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin says NICE needs to rethink its advice on sunscreen...
1st Jun 2011 9:06am
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is to reject a high tech ‘sticking plaster’, used t...
5th Jan 2011 4:07pm
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