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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.

Visit our preschool and/or K-1 pages for a more in-depth overview of the Sunbeatables Program and view a quick tutorial on how to use the website.




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

At least


sunburn in childhood doubles lifetime melanoma risk


cases of invasive melanoma expected in 2017





Map of Sunbeatables locations

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.

Check out a few Sunbeatables school districts:

The Sunbeatables Program is an integral part of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Melanoma Moon Shot™ Program. The Sunbeatables program would not exist were it not for the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Albers, Baker Botts LLP, Farmer Family Foundation, The Lyda Hill Foundation, The John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation, Linn Energy LLC, LyondellBasell Industries and The Mays Family Foundation.
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