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Mollie's Fund Wins Effies

We are proud to announce that Mollie's fund has won two 2016 Effie awards - one Gold and one Silver for our very successful "Killer Tan" PSA. Jack and Maggie Biggane were in attendance to receive the awards.

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Tanning Bed Tax Repeal Alert

As discussions about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act progress, there is a move in Congress to repeal a 10% tax on the use of tanning beds. All of us in the melanoma community believe this tax is a valuable tool in the effort to reduce tanning bed use.

We are advocates for melanoma prevention and education. Evidence supports these statistics:
• 1 in 5 will be diagnosed with skin cancer, with melanoma the deadliest form
• 80-90% of melanomas are caused by UV damage caused by the sun or tanning beds
• The World Health Organization includes tanning devices in its Group 1 list of agents that are cancer-causing to humans. Group 1 also includes plutonium and cigarettes.
• Just one indoor tanning session increases the risk of melanoma by 20%
• Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in women 25-30.

Please help us by contacting your representative to voice your objection to repealing this tax. Here are some resources that may help you form a response:

One Congressman’s argument against the tanning bed tax:
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/videos/a53736/republican-congressman-tax-the-sun/

Directories–House of Representatives and Senate:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/
https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

 

Jack and Maggie Biggane
Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation

Mollie’s Fund Wins Effies

We are proud to announce that Mollie’s fund has won two 2016 Effie awards – one Gold and one Silver for our very successful “Killer Tan” PSA. Jack and Maggie Biggane were in attendance to receive the awards.

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Molloy College Nursing Program Skype Call

Molloy College, Nursing Program Skype Call to the nursing students and their faculty members of Dundlak College. This call was arranged through Molloy Professor Siegel as an introduction to her nursing students to their Irish peers which they will visit in May. During this phone call, Maggie Biggane shared Mollie’s story and Karen McGuire, RN, a melanoma survivor discussed her surgery. Differences and similarities in skin cancer between the two countries were examined. Tanning salons and other behaviors were briefly discussed in preparation for a more meaning exchange in May.

Skin Cancer PSA in NYC Taxis

Washington DC taxis aired our skin cancer prevention psa from February 21st through February 27th. 14,000 views a day!!!

FDA proposes tanning bed age restrictions and other important safety measures

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced important proposed steps ‎to protect public health by preventing the use of sunlamp products (also commonly known as indoor tanning beds) by minors and reducing the risk of using these devices for adults. The FDA is committed to protecting public health by informing consumers of the risks of indoor tanning…

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