A foundation organising projects to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer

Each year, 2 to 3 million non-melanoma cancer patients, and 132,000 melanoma patients, are diagnosed globally.When prevention fails, catching skin cancer early is crucial and highly treatable. Taking note of changes on your skin is key – Make sure you spot the dot!

Read all about the importance of prevention and detection of skincancer below.

Help us raise awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers, and encourage self-exams for early detection. Have a look at our support page to see how.



First things first:
Prevention

UV light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers...

...so we encourage everyone to protect their skin from harmful UV light

Wear protective clothing

Children should be especially protected from the sun

Seek the shade

Use sunscreen with sun protection factor 30 or higher

Examine your skin head-to-toe every month

Self-exams should NOT replace the annual skin exam performed by a physician ...

...BUT they offer the best chance of detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer

If you notice any change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious ...

Your physician will thoroughly check your skin ...

... especially any conspicious marks you found during self-exam

Hello!

At the moment everything is ok, but please come again next year!

Check your skin:
Detection

Be safe:
See a doctor

How to support this initiative

BUY AN ART PRINT
Support our cause and buy one of our unique art prints here:
www.redbubble.com
or donate here
PLAN A SKIN CHECK
Besides a monthly head-to-toe self examination of your skin, we recommend to plan a yearly skincheck at your GP or a dermatologist.
TALK ABOUT SKIN CANCER
Make sure your loved ones know all about prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
WORK WITH US
We are always interested to collaborate and raise more awareness of skincancer together.
contact@spotthedot.org

How to show your support

DO THE DOT 1.
Place a colorful spot on your face, using confetti, lipstick, make-up, or any other (non-harmful) material you can find
SNAPSHOT THE DOT 2.
Now take a selfie with the dot!
TAG THE DOT 3.
Tag the picture with:
#spotthedot
#skincancerawareness
SHARE THE DOT 4.
Share it with the world! Upload to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, ...
Instagram feed
#spotthedot
#skincancerawareness
Projects

Rebel against Skincancer Awareness campaign 2017

'Rebel against Skin Cancer' Awareness campaign in February 2017. Research shows that people in the younger age categories check their skin least of all, while early detection can be crucial. This was the main motivation for us to encourage (young) people to start a conversation about the importance of prevention and detection of skin cancer.

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Spot the Dot X Cool Shit Club

Cool Shit Club designed and produced a limited edition enamel pin for us. Have a look at the pin here SOLD OUT

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Art against Skincancer at the beach

In the summer of 2016 we made graffiti paintings on the beach of Noordwijk with artist Chris Versteeg for the recordings of a small documentary about our foundation. Watch the video here

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Rebel against Skincancer Festival 2017

Spot the Dot and the Dutch Melanoma Foundation launched the awareness campaign: 'Rebel against Skin Cancer' in February 2017. For the launch we organized together with the brand new Rebel Rebel hostel in Groningen (The Netherlands) a DIY winterfestival featuring a graffiti jam, live music and lots of rebellion...! #rebelagainstskincancer

Watch the festival video here

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Spot the Dot X Designer AND_i

Public awareness poster campaign made in collaboration with designer AND_i in the summer of 2016 to raise skincancer awareness around the globe. Read and see more via http://spotthedot.org/checkyourskin ![enter image description here][1]

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Spot the Dot Stickers 2017

Besides art prints we produce stickers several times per year designed by illustrators or (street)artists which are inspired by the topic of skincancer awareness. #artagainstskincancer

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Spot the Dot X Traktor Agency

In the summer of 2016 we made a public awareness poster campaign in collaboration with Traktor agency. Read more via www.spotthedot.org/beforeitstoolate

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Spot the Dot stickers 2016

Besides art prints we produce stickers several times per year designed by illustrators or (street)artists which are inspired by the topic of skincancer awareness. #artagainstskincancer

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Another Look on Skincancer

To start a conversation about skincancer within the fashion industry and fashion journalism we created a lookbook with sunsafe fashion. Have a look here

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Creative content for special awareness days

We create little sweet, funny or edgy visuals and social media posts for special awareness days or for specific collaborations. Mostly featuring our mascot: Spotti

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Launch campaign

For the launch of Spot the Dot in September 2015 we asked people of all ages and backgrounds to make a selfie with a colourful dot on their face and tag it with #spotthedot Watch the video here

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Spot the Shark

Together with Traktor Agency we made the poster & social media campaign 'Spot the Shark'. Read more via www.spotthedot.org/spottheshark

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Spot the Dot stickers 2015

Every year we produce new designed stickers to raise skin cancer awareness around the globe.

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Videos
Contact us

Contact us via contact form or email: contact@spotthedot.org

Tel.: +43(0)69911330280
Post address: Talgasse 4/25, 1150 Vienna, Austria

Website & campaign owner: Marije Kruis/SPOT THE DOT
Concept, webdesign & development: BLAEK Design Studio

Disclaimer: All information contained on this site is intended for general educational, informational and helpful purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical examination. We do not promote or recommend any treatment. Always seek the advice of your consultant, GP, or other qualified health professional before starting any treatment.


Thank you

BLAEK Design Studio | Bernhard Kettner | Andreas Eberharter | Cool Shit Club | Chris Versteeg | Christian Fischer | Dr. Jorrit Terra (UMCG) | Elisabeth Feldner | Fabian "galahad" Zeiner | Felix Egger | Felix Vratny | Frau Isa | Gilbird Styling | I Met Lucy | Johannes Riegler | Len Lorijn | Liko Films | Mario Roeder | Megasingi | Michael Pasterk | Montana Cans | Nychos | Rebel Rebel Hostel | Traktor | Scarletred | The Heavy Minds | Stichting Melanoom | And over 40 other artists, brands and volunteers who were real troopers and helped us to get all of these projects done