REBEL AGAINST SKIN CANCER
A video campaign to raise awareness of skin cancer.
Part of the ongoing "Rebel against Skincancer" campaign by Spot the Dot.
VIDEO AGAINST SKIN CANCER
Three filmmakers tell the story of rebels around the world, fighting the ignorance against skin cancer.
REBEL AGAINST SKIN CANCER Story I
Film by Vavooom creative agency
Teasers and behind-the-scenes videos here
This is a public disease awareness campaign to raise skin cancer awareness. The motivation for this campaign was born out of the many misconceptions and myths around skin cancer.
Skin cancer is in the top 3 of most common cancer types amongst young adults and most of them are not aware of that. Many people don’t check changes on their skin, while early detection can be crucial.
This was the main motivation for Spot the Dot to ask several international filmmakers to tell the stories of those brave people who fight the ignorance about skin cancer.
WHY SKIN CANCER AWARENESS?
Each year more and more people globally are diagnosed with skin cancer. That means you should keep a close eye on your skin (and the skin of people around you). With early detection, the chance of survival is almost 100%, but a melanoma spreads relatively quickly and survival with metastatic melanoma is very limited. Due to several therapy options, this situation improved dramatically over the last years.
Regular (self) check of the skin is important, but there is still a lot of ignorance about melanoma and especially among young people. They underestimate the dangers of unprotected sunbathing and the use tanning beds. They also often do not realize that the skin damage they now incur increases their chances of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer in later life. Make sure you do a regular skin check with a dermatologist or your general practitioner.
Find more info at our main page www.spotthedot.org and talk to your physician who can answer all your questions.
JOIN THE REBELLION
You can help us by talking to your loved ones online and offline about this for example by sharing our videos
Join the rebellion!
PRESS + IMAGE DOWNLOAD
Download our press release and photographs here. The images are free to use (not for commercial purposes) but please always mention Spot the Dot and our cause when you post them. If you need hi-res photos, please send us an email.
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.
Do you want to support our cause?
Contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.spotthedot.org/#support
Ambassadors, Archivist, Blaek Design Studio, Tim Cavadini, David Bowie, Sander van Boxtel, Christian Fischer, Free Butter crew , Claudia Fromaschitz, L’leta van Gom, Lucia Friedrich, Sander Kalberg, Tiago Liko, Kyra Macco, Danny Noordanus, Oskar & Memo, Michael Pasterk, Eli Preiss, Johannes Riegler, Mario Roeder, Peter Rüscher, Michael Schnee, Anna Tielke & Tito, Vavooom creative agency.
SOURCES AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
- Novartis.at/hautkrebs (accessed 10 December 2018)
- Cancer.org (accessed 2 November 2018)
- Skincancer.org (accessed 2 November 2018)
- Dutch Melanoma Foundation (accessed 2 November 2018)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Ser (accessed 2 November 2018)
- Apalla Z. et al. Epidemiological trends in skin cancer. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2017 Apr; 7(2): 1–6.