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.
Please find below some links to additional websites that provide further useful information and/or support.
Other Skcin Educational Information Sites:
Sun Safe Schools, website and resources by Skcin, dedicated to helping primary schools achieve their Sun Safe Schools accreditation and educate children on the importance of sun safety.
Sun Safe Nurseries, website and resources by Skcin, dedicated to helping pre-school settings acieve their Sun Safe accrediation and educate children on the importance of sun safety.
Sun Safe Workplaces, website and resources by Skcin, dedicated to helping employers of outdoor workers acieve their Sun Safe accrediation and educate employees in the importance of sun safety in the workplace.
Website produced by Skcin in partnership with Virgin Holidays to educate holiday makers on the importance of sun safety whilst abroad.
Website produced by Skcin as part of a national radio campaign promoting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
Latest Stats / Research:
Cancer Research UK, for the latest statistics and research information regarding skin cancer
Cancer Research UK, database that can be searched for clinical trials, it is general for all cancers, but you can search for skin cancer/melanoma trials or particular drugs trials
Another useful link where current melanoma and skin cancer trials can be searched/viewed
L.A.M (Life After Melanoma)
Life After Melanoma is a private facebook group that support eachother during and after the loss of loved ones to melanoma. Anyone wishing to join can request permission via Joanne Wheeldon who set up L.A.M following the loss of her husband Terry.
Skcin & Leo Pharma team up on an informative website showing how to check your skin for changes and early signs of skin cancer
Axa PPP Healthcare have partnered with Skcin to promote sun safety to families
Other Charities / Related Organisations:
MacMillan Cancer Support, offering help and support to anyone diagnosed with cancer or their family/friends
Melanoma Focus is a medical charity combining a professional core membership, consisting of melanoma scientists, clinicians and nurses, with a mission to undertake research and education, while providing information at various levels for patients, carers and other healthcare professionals.
Teenage Cancer Trust, improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer
British Association of Dermatologists, the professional organisation for Consultant, Trainee and Staff and Associate Specialist dermatologists in the UK and Eire
Website created to help raise awareness of melanoma and skin cancer and to fight for a nationwide ban on sun bed use in the UK. To view their awareness video follow this link:
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