How Enright Melanoma Foundation Educates Youth on Sun Safety

Learn all about our partnership with The Enright Melanoma Foundation, and how they're raising awareness about sun protection for kids and teens online on the UV Skinz's blog.
The Enright Melanoma Foundation

Our Partner in Skin Cancer Prevention the Enright Melanoma Foundation

We are honored to highlight our sun safety partner, Enright Melanoma Foundation. The Enright Melanoma Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise sun safety awareness and help prevent melanoma through education and early detection.

The Enright Melanoma Foundation's Mission

Like us, sun protection is not an afterthought, the mission is personal to them. They were founded in 1999, dedicated to the memory of Joseph E. Enright, MD, who lost his battle with melanoma at the age of 37, leaving a wife and young children.

They are unique in that their foundation is a doctor-led prevention-focused organization, created with knowledge and passion by Dr. Enright’s colleagues to foster increased awareness of melanoma.

How The Enright Melanoma Foundation Supports Kids and Teens

The Enright Melanoma Foundation has worked tirelessly to make sure youth and young adults are educated about sun safety and the risk of skin cancer, as well as the people who influence them.

Just like us here at UV Skinz's, the Enright Melanoma Foundation believes education and awareness are the first steps to leading a healthy sun-safe life. They do this through sun safety courses, which help instill sun safety habits that will last a lifetime.

Sun Safety Courses

To educate people, especially children on sun safety awareness, skin cancer professionals at Enright Melanoma Foundation have created age appropriate sun safety courses.

There are three sun safety courses to choose from in the Enright Sun Safety Certification Program.

Each are tailored to a specific age group: 5-8 years old, 9-12 years old, and 13 year olds and up. The courses include age appropriate interactive visuals and activities to teach kids about the importance of sun safety, including sunscreen and UPF clothing. 

This is a great activity to have children participate in because it’s a fun and educational way to teach sun-safe habits that will last a lifetime.

By taking the course you can become a Sun Safety ACE which stands for, Apply, Cover, and Enjoy! What an easy way for kids to remember their daily sun safety routine!

The Enright Melanoma Foundation's Sun Safety ACE Certification

Here's what you will learn in this certification: 

How Enright Melanoma Foundation Educates Youth on Sun Safety
  • Why we apply sunscreen (apply a SPF 30+ sunscreen)
  • Why we cover (wear UPF 50+ clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and seek the shade)
  • Remember to have fun and enjoy (have worry-free fun when you take the steps to protect yourself from the sun!)

You can find UV Skinz inside this interactive course too! We represent the ‘C’ for cover. Covering-up with UPF 50+ clothing and a wide brimmed hat helps reduce your risk for sunburn and potential skin cancer or melanoma.

How UV Skinz's UV Protective Clothing Can Help

UV-protective clothing is designed to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. It protects you from over 98% of the sun's UVA and UVB rays and that doesn’t wash or wear off like traditional sunscreen.


Be sure to browse our selection of sun protective clothing and swimwear online today!