National Melanoma Monday

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What is National Melanoma Monday?

National Melanoma Monday is the national day to honor those with melanoma and to help create awareness around skin cancer.

Melanoma is very dangerous and helping create awareness for this disease can save lives.

When is National Melanoma Monday?

Melanoma Monday is the first Monday in May.

  • May 2, 2022
  • May 1, 2023
  • May 6, 2024

How to Observe Melanoma Monday

  1. Share this post by clicking a share button below to help create awareness of this terrible disease. Be sure to tag your friends and family so they see it, especially anyone who is dealing with skin cancer.
  2. Go to the dermatologist and get checked for skin cancer.

What color ribbon ribbon should i wear?

A Black ribbon signifies Melanoma monday.

In addition, you can wear black from head to toe to show your support for those with melanoma and to help spread awareness.

Important Facts About Skin Cancer


  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
  • More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour.
  • Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma.
  • When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent.

Why Melanoma Monday is Important

Did you know that 1.8 million people are affected by skin cancer each year?

Observing National Melanoma Monday helps to create awareness and support those with melanoma. When you help spread the importance of checking for Melanoma, you save lives.

Awareness is the first step toward making sure that you stay healthy and free of skin cancer. If you have someone in your life who is a survivor of Melanoma, share this post in their honor. Just click one of the share buttons below and tag them in your post on social meda.

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