Skin Cancer in Colorado
An Increased Risk
The Colorado Melanoma Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote melanoma awareness in Colorado by educating residents about melanoma skin cancer & sun-safe behavior, delivering preventative skin screening services, and providing support for current patients.
The Sun's harmful Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation damages skin cells, causing cancer. Coloradans are exposed to an excessive amount of UV due to our elevation, +300 days of sunshine, and love for the outdoors. As a result, we rank among the highest in the nation for skin cancer incidence and mortality rates