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IMPACT Melanoma is the nation’s leading non-profit dedicated to significantly reducing the incidence of melanoma in the United States and saving lives.
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What’s in a name?

IMPACT Melanoma logo

Prevention through
Care and

Magnifier Melanoma

We are passionate about increasing awareness of skin cancer risks including melanoma, promoting early detection, and saving lives.

We are committed to supporting melanoma patients, families, and caregivers.

Billy's Buddies

Did you know?


Melanoma kills one person every 50 minutes.


Melanoma accounts for 5% of all skin cancers and 71% of skin cancer deaths.

Melanoma is the 2nd most common cancer among 15–29-year-olds
Be SunSafe 365

Our Partners in Prevention

Shake Hands

We work with a wide range of government agencies, private and public health organizations, and corporate sponsors throughout the country.

We also advocate for and influence urban development policies to address shade equity in America.
Partners in Prevention

Become a Partner in Prevention

Why our programs?

Customized and Integrated

Customized and Integrated

Including implementation support



Together, we achieve measurable IMPACT.

Practice Safe Skin
Awareness and education comprise our comprehensive sunscreen dispenser program.
No Sun for Babies
A prevention education program to educate parents and caregivers of the importance of protecting infant skin from the sun.
Impact Shade logo
Shade is important to our health and protects skin from cancer causing UV rays. We offer partners the opportunity to provide portable shade in communities, particularly in urban areas and advocate for long-term solutions to incorporate shade into urban development projects.
Skinny On Skin
A prevention education certification program targeting professionals (e.g., hair stylists, tattoo artists, nail techs) who can be instrumental in the early detection of skin cancer including melanoma.
Your Skin is In
Our award-winning prevention education program encourages middle, high school, and college students to protect their skin and avoid tanning beds.

Those We Support

Support is offered in many ways including information for those just diagnosed, our Billy’s Buddies program for a melanoma patient to be paired with a buddy and support groups for melanoma patients, family members, and caregivers.

Our Events

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

April 15, 2024
Apply to run for Team IMPACT

Apply to run the Boston Marathon raising money for Team IMPACT. This is the world’s oldest annual marathon and also is one of the six most prestigious marathons.

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BMW Berlin-Marathon

BMW Berlin-Marathon

September 29th, 2024
Apply to run for Team IMPACT

Apply to be a member of Team IMPACT, running this iconic marathon, one of the six most prestigious marathons in the world, engineered for a fast time on a flat and traffic-free course through the streets of Berlin, Germany.

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