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Britney Jayne (Summer Intern) Delivers PSA to Hingham Residents

Britney Jayne CMPF PSA







Glenna's Gift

Life After Melanoma (Plymouth Nonprofit TV)

Plymouth Access Cable

Dateline: June 30, 2017

Children's Melanoma Youtube

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PCN studio Guest Children's Melanoma Prevention

Dateline: April 25, 2017

Plymouth, MA

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Mini-golf for Children's Melanoma Awareness

Mini-golf kids

Mini-golf for Children YouTube Video

State lawmakers consider a ban on tanning beds for minors |

State Lawmakers

WWLP interview





Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer

Dateline: BU News Service, 2013

Foundation volunteers educate college students about the risks of indoor tanning.

CBS Philly - One Woman's Crusade To Educate On The Dangers Of Tanning

Dateline Philadelphia, May 2012

Diana Rocco reports on a local woman who is educating others on the dangers of tanning.

CBC Philly One Women's Crusade

Quincy Research Presented on CBS Evening News

Dateline: Boston, MA April 16, 2009

Dr. Marie-Frace Demierre MD reviews the findings from a Quincy research study that explored the impact of specialized photographs on sunburn incidence.

The Childrens Melanoma Prevention Foundation on ABC Morning Show

Dateline: New York, NY: August 24, 2007

Maryellen Maguire-Eisen and Karrie Fairbrother (Dermatology Nurses Association) join Michelle Charlesworth, ABC News Anchor and skin cancer survivor, to discuss sun damage and sun protection.

SunAWARE on Boston Harbor Islands

Dateline: July 26, 2017

CMPF Partners with Boston Harbor Now




Westford Students Learn Tips for Avoiding Skin Cancer Dateline 6.11.17

Lowell Sun SunAWARE 6.11.17



South Shore Medical Center works to educate parents on the dangers of the sun

South Shore Medical Center works to educate parents on the dangers of the sun

Norwell Mariner

Dateline: June 7, 2017

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Hatherly teaches sun safety while raising funds for shade structure

Scituate Mariner

Dateline: June 2, 2016

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Scituate students learn proper sun safety

The Patriot Ledger

Dateline May 26, 2016

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CMPF Receives 2016 Best of Hingham Award

Hingham Journal

Dateline: May 25, 2016

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CMPF Applauds Governor Baker for Signing Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors

PR Newswire

Dateline, Feb. 5, 2016

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Preventing Skin Cancer-One Child at a Time

South Shore Living

Dateline: November, 2016

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Good Works: Time to Have "the (Sun) Talk"!

Allure Magazine

Dateline: October 19, 2016

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Maura Flynn of Maynard works to end skin cancer

Patriot Ledger

Dateline: February 11, 2016

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Night of Music in Hingham Brings Awareness, Tributes, Your Town, Sep 25, 2010
Friends and colleagues came together Saturday night at Derby Academy in Hingham to bring awareness to skin cancer and to honor Dr. Marie-France Demierre, a member of the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation who recently passed away. The fund-raiser, auction, and tribute also featured the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, a "training" orchestra consisting of professional musicians under the age of 35...

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Promoting Sun Safety in School by Sara Mason Ader (Board Member)

Hingham Journal

Dateline: March 17, 2016

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Hingham Concert to Raise Funds for Melanoma Awareness

Wicked Local Hingham, Sep 16, 2010
Showtime's new critically acclaimed dramatic TV series "The Big C" revolves around a woman coping with a devastating cancer diagnosis. She learns from her dermatologist that her kind of cancer - melanoma - is aggressive and fatal in the late stages of the disease.

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Putting to prevent skin cancer

Patriot Ledger: Dateline: March 21, 2016

Read article: Miniature Golf event at dermatology office in Norwell raises money and awarenss

2009 President's Award

DNAFocus, Sep/Oct 2009
The 2009 President's Award given to Maryellen Maguire-Eisen for "exceptional service and dedication to the Dermatology Nurses' Association."

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Tanning Bans: Will Massachusetts be Next?

Dermatology Nursing Forum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Dateline: August, 2015
SB 12Maura ME MA29 "An act further regulating tanning facilities" was heard before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health on Tuesday, July 28. The following DNA members were present to testify in support of the bill: Maura Flynn, President, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, former DNA Director, and Marianne Tawa, former DNA President. Maryellen is also the founder and CEO of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation. A version of this bill has been introduced by Senator James Timilty (D-Walpole) annually for nearly a decade. In the past, DNA members and other advocates have testified in support, but the bill has either died in committee or else has been sent to the Senate floor with substantial changes. For example, during the 2013-2014 legislative session the language was changed. The amended language banned anyone under age 16 but allowed use of tanning devices with parental in-person consent for teens age 16 and 17. It is DNA’s opinion that parental consent is not effective since there is data that shows that many visits to tanning parlors are by mothers who go to tan with their teenage daughters . That bill however never made it through the arduous journey to become law before the legislative session ended.

On Friday, July 31 SB 1229 was reported out favorably by the committee and for the first time there was no substantial change to the language that prohibitsindividuals under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices. The Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s policy is to support only those bills with an under age 18 ban so this is a major victory.

The next step is for the bill to go before the Massachusetts Senate. That should happen sometime during the fall since formal sessions have ended for the summer. However, the bill could end up in another committee such as Ways and Means or Rules and Ethics depending on the decision of the Clerk of the Senate. Such a move would significantly slow the bill’s progress.
DNA members will continue their advocacy efforts and we are hopeful that this will be the year that Massachusetts finally passes a law that will protect vulnerable adolescents from the dangers of indoor tanning.

This is the final version of the bill that was sent to the Clerk of the Senate:
SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1565 FILED ON: 1/16/2015
SENATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 1229

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court

An Act further regulating tanning facilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 207 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Board”, in line 8, the following definition: -
“Operator”, a person employed and trained by a tanning facility to control, maintain or operate a tanning device in compliance with sections 207 to 213, inclusive, and to assist or instruct customers of the tanning facility in the correct use or operation of a tanning device.
SECTION 2. Section 210 of said chapter 111, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting in line 6 after the first sentence the following sentence:-
No tanning facility shall employ as an operator a person under 18 years of age or permit any other employee of the tanning facility who is under 18 years of age to operate a tanning device.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 111 is hereby further amended by striking out section 211, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 211. No person under 18 years of age shall use a tanning device.

Don't Fry Day 2009

DNAFocus, Jul/Aug 2009
DNA members observe Don't Fry Day across the US.

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Skin doctors urge under-18 ban on tanning beds

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By: Associated Press
BOSTON — Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks.

Current Massachusetts law allows 14- to 17-year-olds to visit tanning salons with written consent from a parent or legal guardian. Children under 14 can only use a tanning bed if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Doctors who testified before the Legislature's Public Health Committee said they had seen a sharp rise in the number of young people diagnosed with melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — and cited what they believed was a clear link to the increased use of sunbeds since they first became popular in the 1970s.

"The words, 'you have cancer' are never easy to tell a patient," said Dr. Jennifer Lin of Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute. "It's especially difficult if the patient hasn't finished college yet." The institute sees 10 to 20 new cases of melanoma each week, said Lin, a number that corresponds with the 65,000 new cases nationwide and 9,000 deaths each year, resulting in $1.6 billion in health care costs. Tanning beds emit ultraviolet rays 10 to 15 times stronger than the midday sun, Lin testified.

Salon owners insisted tanning beds are safe if used responsibly in professional settings."Suntanning in moderation, without sunburn, actually has many positive effects on the body," said Glen Asaro, who operates Sunbanque salons in Gloucester and Beverly and argued before the panel that current parental consent laws were sufficient.
"I don't feel it is the government's job to take away a parent's responsibilities and rights when it comes to making a decision about letting their teenagers use sunbeds at a professional salon," he testified.
Asaro said he would lose about 10 percent of his business if the under-18 ban was approved.

Joseph Levy, scientific adviser to the American Suntanning Association, warned that a ban would have the unintended consequence of driving many teens to use unlicensed tanning devices without professional operators.

But supporters of the bill said the current rules weren't strong enough, claiming many adults were unaware of the potential harm of UV exposure to children and noting that mothers often accompany their teen daughters to the salons and tan with them.

Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, an oncology nurse and executive director of the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation, recalled that during a visit to a school to discuss skin cancer protection, a teen asked her why you had to be 18 to get a tattoo but only 16 to go tanning. "If this was really dangerous, we wouldn't be allowed to do it," she quoted the student as saying about tanning salons.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, New Hampshire, Vermont, eight other states and the District of Columbia ban indoor tanning for those under 18.

Gold Triangle Award

Hingham Journal, April 2009
Maryellen Maguire-Eisen recognized for teaching children sun safety.

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FDA Final Ruling on Sunscreen Labeling

JDNA, September/October 2011
Have we simply rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic?

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Tips on how to keep kids safe in the sun

Patriot Ledger, July 21, 2008
When summer heats up and the sun is intense, the beach is a prime spot for a family outing. But perfect beach weather has its dangers. Maryellen Maguire-Eisen of the Children's Melanoma Protection Foundation offers these tips for protecting your children from the sun this summer:

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Hingham High students take no tanning pledge before prom

Wicked Local Hingham, on May 22, 2013
With prom season in full swing this month, upper classmen at Hingham High School have been primping and prepping in all the usual ways — from choosing attire and making the necessary salon appointments to ordering corsages and limos. But one thing they are not doing this year is tanning.

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Ride4Melanoma Wins Big in the Race Across America

Dermatology Nurses' Association, Volume 27, Number 4
The crowd was cheering as the four-member Ride4Melanoma team crossed the finish line in Annapolis, Md., June 19, 2008 at 9:15 am. ...

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Boston Magazine Burn Notice

Boston Magazine Blog, By Hannah Lott-Schwartz posted, on August 17, 2012
Burn Notice: How the sun can damage your health

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Dermatology Nurses' Association Joins Symphony To Raise Funds For Melanoma Education, Dec 7, 2007
The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) joined the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and other performers last month for a benefit...

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Insight Into Dangers of Indoor Tanning

The Hingham Journal, May 26, 2011
Hingham High senior, Catherine Chittick, works with foundation to conduct a multi-faceted project on the hazards of indoor tanning.

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Giving Beauty

Norwell Mariner, June 28, 2006
Charles David Salon event brings in funds for kids at South Shore Hospital...

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Keep Your Family Sun Safe

Fulltime Families, June 11, 2011, Issue 14
Sunscreen is the most popular form of protection from ultraviolet rays but most Americans use it improperly. CMPF executive director, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen writes about the selection and use of sunscreen for maximum effectiveness.

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Schools Learn about Sun Protection

Hingham Mariner, July 14, 2005
To help reduce the incidence of skin cancer in the area, Hingham Institute for Savings provided a generous grant to the Sun Protection Foundation to teach sun protection education on the South Shore......

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Sun safety: No Fry Day is May 27

The Hingham Journal, May 18, 2011, Section: Health, Edition: Web
Childrens' Melanoma Prevention Foundation promoted skin cancer awareness day, "Don't Fry Day," with the publication of its newest book on sun safety, Danger at Graves Light, as well as a flood of educational fliers, and a high school senior project on anti-indoor tanning.

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Skin Cancer Workshop hit its Mark In Quincy

Connections, December 9, 2005
The 3rd annual Skin Cancer Workshop for Nurses and Health Educators, sponsored by the Sun Protection Foundation (SPF), the Melanoma Education Foundation (MEF), and the American Cancer Society New England Division in Brockton, Massachusetts (ACS) was a huge success...

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Oncology/Skin Cancer Workshop at DNA Annual Convention in San Diego

Dermatology Nurses' Association, Volume 30, Number 2
Highlights included a presentation on breakthrough melanoma treatments and a presentation by CMPF executive director, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen on the controversies surrounding sunscreen ingredients.

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Play Safe in the Sun

WDS Newsletter, November 2005
The newly launched "WDS Families Play Safe in the Sun" campaign is designed to provide skin health awareness and education to young families and to promote sun safety...

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Rotary Grant Supports Children's Cancer Programs

Scituate Mariner, October 21, 2010
The Scituate Rotary Club recently awarded a $1250 grant to the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation ...

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