The World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF) is a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2005 in Cocoa Beach, Florida promoting skin cancer awareness while encouraging everyone to enjoy a sun-safe outdoor lifestyle.
Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people and over 10,000 people die from skin cancer annually.
The organization emphasizes SAFER sun enjoyment and tools to allow beneficial outdoor activities in moderation with sun protection. Through sponsored sporting activities such as surf contests and skateboard exhibitions, softball games and cycling and running events, sun protective practices will be demonstrated and emphasized. Free skin cancer screenings are offered as a public service and to provide those without access to medical care an opportunity to be examined and educated.
Finally, through promoting the incorporation of UV awareness education into school curriculums and programs, an effort will be made to inform the youth about sun damage and change cultural views of sun exposure and tanning.