One blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person's chance of developing melanoma. SHADE UP! USA aims to help coaches and trainers protect the physical health of our active kids by promoting behaviors to prevent skin cancer and to build the healthy development of the whole person.
Across many countries in Africa, people with albinism, including children, suffer from discrimination, excessive bullying and violence, preventing them from going to school or finding a job. Our Skin Deep project aims to promote and protect the rights of kids with albinism by providing them with comprehensive scholarships..
Skin Safe H2O-Asia Hundreds of millions of people suffer from preventable skin diseases linked to poor hygiene and sanitation practices. Through children’s books and other interactive activities, Skin Safe H20 aims to change local attitudes and behavior towards skin health and the importance of healthy ecosystems for human health.
There is approximately 1 dermatologist for every 2 million African residents, or 600 certified dermatologists for the continent’s 2 billion people. Our Skin Health for All project provides scholarships, research awards and grants to strengthen the capacity of local dermatologists across Africa.
In 2010, Dr. Colbert treated severely injured victims of the Haiti earthquake. NYDG Foundation raised critical awareness for the need for Haitians suffering limb loss, and raised the funds for a prosthesis clinic in Haiti, where Haitians service their ongoing prosthesis needs.