The National Melanoma Awareness Project
began as an expansion of the Joel Myres Melanoma Awareness Project
which was initiated in 2003 with a group of UCI medical students
interested in teaching local teens about skin cancer. During the
2004-2005 school year, we shared the melanoma prevention message with
over 3,500 students in Orange County alone. This year we hope to
increase our outreach to over 10,000 local students, and are also
launching a poster contest where all students taught are invited to
submit posters spreading the melanoma awareness message.
Perhaps more exciting, the Project is
rapidly gaining national interest. Its adoption is underway at several
other medical schools across the country, and we are actively sharing
project materials with all who are interested in joining us.
We are also delighted to anounce our
unique partnership with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation,
Hospital of Orange County, and the University of