Outrun the Sun, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was founded to facilitate partnerships and engage individuals and organizations in initiatives supporting skin cancer education and melanoma research.
Outrun the Sun, Inc. is dedicated to building national awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers, educating communities about preventive measures that reduce melanoma’s incidence rate, and raising funds for melanoma research leading to effective treatments and a cure.
•Outrun the Sun National Melanoma Research Scholars
Scholars are on faculty at Harvard Institutes of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, Indiana University, Kimmel Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, University of California—Irvine, University of Chicago, Wake Forest University Medical Center, and New York University.
•Outrun the Sun National Melanoma Research and Education Forum
The Forum takes place annually in Indianapolis. OTS convenes its research scholars, educational partners and others to share an informative overview of progress occurring in the world of melanoma research and skin cancer education. The 2010 event speakers included Douglas Schwartzentruber, MD, Director, Goshen Center for Cancer Care (Dr. Schwartzentruber was named to the “Time 100”, Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010); Shernan Grace Holton, MD, Mayo Clinic; Mike McNees, CEO, USA Track & Field; Kendee Kolp, Senior VP, Membership/Program Development, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and Lawrence Mark, MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine.
•Sun Safety Partner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Road Runners Club of America, Girls on the Run International and more
These partnerships allow OTS to reach communities, athletes and their constituencies nationwide with the messages of skin cancer prevention and sun safety.
•Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma
OTS engages thousands of people through the Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma®. The Race has become the largest evening event of its kind in the country benefiting skin cancer education and melanoma research. Races take place in Rochester, NY and Indianapolis, IN. Anyone interested in launching an OTS Race Against Melanoma may contact the OTS office.
•Medical School Dermatologic Curriculum
Partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the second largest medical school in the country, OTS supported the establishment of a unique program that now requires ALL
Outrun the Sun was honored with a Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology for its Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma. This award is given in recognition of excellence in public education of dermatologic issues.