A sun safety program for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first-grade students.
Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum created and developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and disseminated by CATCH® Global Foundation. This evidence-based curriculum educates children, parents and teachers about sun protection and promotes sun safety behaviors in an effort to reduce children's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.
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WHY SUN SAFETY?
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Sunburn during childhood increases a person's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. Anyone, regardless of skin color, can develop skin cancer, including melanoma, the most deadly type.
1 in 5
people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
sunburn in childhood doubles lifetime melanoma risk
cases of invasive melanoma expected in 2017
Communities across 25 U.S. States (dark orange on the map) and one Canadian province (dark purple on the map) have implemented the Sunbeatables Program reaching more than 100,000 children.