Inspired by the powerful video, “Dear 16-year-old Me,” Cabana Life & the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund are teaming up during Skin Cancer Awareness Month to encourage sun safety. In addition to sharing expert tips, we will also be spotlighting skin cancer survivors and stories to their younger selves.
1. SHARE THE VIDEO & CABANA LIFE WILL DONATE $5
Tag @cabanalife when you share the “Dear 16-year-old Me” video on Instagram or Facebook, and Cabana Life will donate $5 to the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund.
2. JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE ON MELANOMA MONDAY, MAY 6 AT 4 PM EST
Get to know who we are & what we stand for with skin cancer survivor and Founder of Cabana Life, Melissa!
3. PRACTICE SUN SAFETY
Clothing is the first line of defense against the sun & the easiest way to protect your skin! Enjoy $20 OFF your purchase of $75+ with code PROTECT from May 6-12.
In response to the video, we asked our community of skin cancer survivors to share what advice they would give their 16-year-old selves. Here's what they said:
"Dear 16-Year-Old Me: Be kind to your skin. Chasing after a tan is going to cause you a lot of trouble later in life. Wear your sunscreen and embrace the coloring God gave you."
"Dear 16-Year-Old Me: Be aware of how important it is to protect your skin while you’re still young. Get skin check ups regularly, and don’t put it off like I did. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it is so important to take the best care of it. Luckily, you have plenty of options for stylish protective clothing, so don’t worry, you can still enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities."
"Dear 16-Year-Old Me: You will find true beauty in the balance of all things, so will have no need of aging with regret if balance is what you choose today.”
"Dear 16-Year-Old Me: Nurture and protect your skin, wear 30+ SPF, keep anything that says “oil” in the kitchen, and steer clear of tanning beds. Remember that your natural skin is beautiful the way it is!"
The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund (DCMF) saves lives from melanoma through awareness, prevention and research. Formed in 2007, DCMF is named in memory of David Cornfield, a courageous and inspirational man who passed away from melanoma at the age of 32. Dear 16 Year Old Me’, DCMF’s award-winning viral educational video, has touched millions and saved lives.