A sun safety program for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first-grade students.
Ray and the Sunbeatables®: A Sun Safety Curriculum created and developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and disseminated by CATCH® Global Foundation. The evidence-based curriculum educates children, parents and teachers about sun protection and promotes sun safety behaviors in an effort to reduce children's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.
ACCESS THE SUNBEATABLES PROGRAM
WHY SUN SAFETY?
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Sunburn during childhood increases a person's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. Anyone, regardless of skin color, can develop skin cancer, including melanoma, the most deadly type.
1 in 5
people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
or more sunburns in childhood doubles a person's lifetime risk of melanoma
cases of invasive melanoma expected in 2018
SUNBEATABLES IN ACTION
SEE WHO'S TALKING ABOUT SUNBEATABLES
ELA and STEM Lessons
for Grades 2–5
Teaching children about sun safety can have a long-term and positive impact on their health. This sun safety program from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will help encourage students and families to be sun safe every day and everywhere.Access the Program
For grades 3–5, check out our science reading passage + skin biology printable.
Lessons & Activities
Extend the learning by sending home these sun safety tips and an activity for families.
Your Family! Grades 3–5 OPEN
Find out more to keep your family sun safe at mdanderson