About Spot the Dot
Spot the Dot is a foundation working with artists from around the world to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. The aim of the projects is to encourage people to start a conversation with their loved ones (and their physician) about the importance of prevention and detection of skin cancer.
Spot the Dot was founded by melanoma patient Marije Kruis, who is Dutch but lives in Austria. That is why the foundation is registered in Austria. The working language is English, but we also try to translate as many projects as possible into Dutch and German to make all projects accessible to everyone.
“A few years ago a friend who was a physiotherapist pointed out a tiny spot on my lower leg and told me to have a dermatologist look at it. I took up his advice and to make a long (medical) story short, that spot which looked so innocent to me, was already a far progressed melanoma. In the following year, I heard so many misconceptions about skin cancer from people around me, which made me realize that there is such a big need to raise more awareness around this topic. Hearing these misconceptions motivated me to start my own foundation, Spot The Dot.” – Marije Kruis
Because Marije runs the foundation on her own in addition to her full-time job, she gathers a team of volunteers around her for each project. Please contact us if you want to help us or if you want to support our project in any way! firstname.lastname@example.org