May 18, 2018
Thanks to NBC, the Today Show and all those who came out in New York City on Melanoma Monday on May 7 when we tried to set the record for most people putting on sunscreen simultaneously!
The record to beat was 1,822 people — and that record still stands. The TODAY plaza didn’t quite beat it, according to Guinness adjudicator Alex Angert.
“But we had a packed plaza of people that have learned in a fun the importance of putting on sunscreen,” he pointed out, while also presenting a plaque acknowledging the record for “Largest Today Show crowd to support a good cause.”
P.S. We have told Guinness World Records that we’ll be back!
A few minutes and a dollop of sunscreen can be enough to save your life, a point demonstrated by a huge crowd of people who gathered on the TODAY plaza to help raise awareness about Melanoma Monday.
As part of skin cancer awareness month, TODAY anchors called out for people to help them shatter a Guinness World Record for “most people applying sunscreen simultaneously.”
Defeat Melanoma produced this message from Rebecca Ann King, Miss America 1974, and her daughter, Diana Dreman Addison, Miss Colorado 2011, to create a special PSA warning about the dangers of Skin Cancer.
Miss America 1974, Rebecca King Dreman, sunbathed in a bikini driving a tractor on her parents' farm, as well as using tanning beds. In her 50s, Rebecca discovered that she had Stage 4 melanoma. Listen to her battle in fighting the cancer and her advice to young women. Rebecca's daughter, Diana Dreman, Miss Colorado 2011, contributes her emotional struggle to deal with her mother's skin cancer. Don't miss this story!
The Arizona Diamondbacks honored Defeat Melanoma for Community Service at Chase Field in 2015.
How The Sun Sees You by Thomas Leveritt is an informative, eye-opening video that will put an end to any doubts you might've had regarding the unseen effects of sun damage and the protective nature of sunscreen.
Take a look!
Using Vine, the app that propelled Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky to stardom in the first place, the two Omaha natives helped raise awareness to the dangers of skin cancer in a fun and useful video that has garnered over 784,000+ plays (aka "loops") since it's release.
Commissioned as a way to help garner attention to the annual Defeat Melanoma Video Contest, Jack & Jack's awesome vine proves one thing — the power of the web is an awesome tool that helps in the fight to end skin cancer's most deadliest form.
You can help continue the fight.
With the help of singers and social media superstars Jack & Jack, Defeat Melanoma — an initiative of the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation — has officially gone viral!.