Trusound supports the battle against cancer: 10% of each purchase is donated to The Melanoma Coalition. As a socially conscious retailer, Trusound is involved in supporting the battle against cancer by supporting Melanoma Research.
Melanoma is a form of cancer that begins in melanocytes, specialized cells in the skin that produce the brown pigment known as melanin. These are the cells that darken when exposed to the sun in order to protect the deeper layers of the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Melanoma is highly curable if caught early, but is deadly if not treated.
Funding for Research
Medical breakthroughs are within sight and we want to continue the desperately needed support for cure-focused research. Currently, 100% of the funds raised by The Melanoma Coalition are targeted for ongoing research. Donations enable the efforts of Dr. Susana Ortiz and faculty at the UCSF Cancer Center to examine, pursue treatments and discover an ultimate cure for Melanoma.
We should all be aware of the following facts about this deadly and preventable disease.
One person dies from Melanoma every hour of every day.
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the U.S. and attacks males and females of all ages, races and skin types.
It is the most common form of cancer for young adults aged 25-29 years old, and the 2nd most common cancer in adolescents and young adults aged 15-29.
Almost 90% of Melanomas are thought to have been caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight.
It takes only one blistering sunburn, especially at a young age, to more than double a person’s chance of developing Melanoma later in life.
Exposure to tanning beds before age 30 increases a person’s risk of developing Melanoma by 75%.