Health & Wellness

Enright Melanoma Foundation Teaches Youth Sun Safety


SUMMIT, NJ - Enright Melanoma Foundation will hold a cocktail reception and educational evening on April 23 to unveil their innovative online Enright Sun Safety Certification™ programs to the public. 

Featured speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Wargo, melanoma specialist, from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The Enright Sun Safety Certification™ programs, designed by skin cancer professionals from the Enright Melanoma Foundation, are now available to provide education in a fun, informative manner.  These free interactive online courses make it appealing to youth, and those who influence youth. The programs use the Enright Sun Safety ACE™ (Apply Cover Enjoy) to teach ages 5-8, 9-12 and 13+ about the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the types of skin cancers it
can cause, the importance of protecting oneself from too much UV exposure, and how to educate others about early detection and prevention of melanoma.  The general public can view the courses, which are now available online at

With May being Melanoma Awareness Month, there’s no better time to focus on sun safety, and release our behavior-changing programs to the public.  

Each year more than 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer, with an average cost of $8.1 billon.  Of the seven most common cancers in the U.S., melanoma skin cancer is the only one whose incidence is increasing.  It is a cancer that is often preventable.

Melanoma is responsible for nearly 10,000 deaths each year, and it is one of the most common types of cancer among U.S. adolescents and young adults. 

Children spend a significant amount of time outdoors, and sunburns can cause long-lasting changes to their skin.  One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.  This is why it is so important to teach youth good sun protection habits at an early age.

According to Janet Horowitz, Executive Director of the Enright Melanoma Foundation, “The Enright Sun Safety Certification programs are transforming the way youth learn about sun safety.  They will change educational strategies with the potential for broad public health impact by informing youth about healthy choices regarding sun safety.  Everyone needs to participate and become an Enright Sun Safety ACE.  These programs will save lives through education and prevention.  The courses can be viewed at”

“This is personal to us.” said Richard O. Nelson, MD, Enright Board President. “Our Foundation is dedicated to the memory of Joseph E. Enright, MD, a former Summit Medical Group internist, who lost his life from melanoma at the early age of 37. In 1999, Dr. Enright’s colleagues, a group of physicians and administrators, founded this nonprofit organization.  With skin cancer rates rapidly increasing, there is an enormous need to educate young people about how to stay safe in the sun.  We hope to reach thousands of people through our online programs.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Plainfield Symphony Presents “Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

February 19, 2018


On March 10, 2018 at 7 pm, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Charles Prince, will feature the opportunity to experience more of the music of the great 20th century composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Concertmistress Evelyn Estava will step into the role of soloist in the tour-de-force Violin Concerto No. 1 followed by the rarely performed Symphony No ...

Annual Dinner and Tricky Tray Returns to Support Rescue Dogs

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Guests can win more than 100 prize baskets, enjoy a full-scale Italian-themed dinner, take part in a super 50/50 raffle, and make a tangible difference to thousands of rescue dogs on March 3 as Home for Good Dog Rescue’s annual “Taste of Italy” Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and Tricky Tray returns for the ninth consecutive year to the Long Hill ...

Center for Hope Hospice Starts 2018 with $10,000 Donation from RSI Bank

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – RSI Bank, headquartered in Rahway, has been a long-time supporter of the Center for Hope Hospice, which offers hospice and palliative care in its two residences, in patients’ homes and other healthcare settings.

A generous donation from the bank has helped the Center start the year with $10,000 more in its Charitable Care Program, which enables those ...

Third Annual Rockin' For Autism Music Festival

All-day festival benefiting Autism New Jersey will feature local bands, food trucks, vendors, a merchant raffle, bake sale, obstacle course and lots of family fun! Join us for a day of great music, food, fun -- and help us raise funds and awareness for a great cause.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. April 14, in LaGrande Park. 200 LaGrande Ave., ...

Register Now to Save! Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA Early Bird Registration until February 28

With summer just around the corner, it will be hard not to look out the window and dream of warmer days and cool, crystal clear pools that are ready for swimming and splashing. With the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA early bird registration currently open, signing up sooner will save money and give you something to look forward to once the summer sun hits! Since 1964, the Berkeley ...

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

Letter to NP Mayor and Council

February 17, 2018

I am writing to express my dismay at the New Providence Council’s actions at its February 12th meeting. The council voted to allow up to three council members (up from 2) to attend committee meetings. Because of Sunshine Laws no more than three can attend a meeting.  In my opion, the objective was to squeeze-out Mayor Morgan from committee meetings.  Without going into ...

Letter to New Providence Borough Council

Dear Council Member-

I attended the Borough Council meeting on Feb 12, 2018.  I brought my 2 young children to this meeting to see democracy in action in our new hometown but I was left speechless. 

It was an obvious display of overreach by the Borough Council.  It absolutely makes no sense at all that the Council wants Three Council Members to attend every Volunteer ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, February 19

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green


Mon, February 19, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness


Mon, February 19, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Aroma Flow Vinyasa

Health & Wellness


Mon, February 19, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness


Mon, February 19, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Hatha Flow Yoga

Health & Wellness


Mon, February 19, 12:15 PM

My Gym New Providence, New Providence

President's Day Fun Day at My Gym New Providence

Education Health & Wellness Other Sports