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John Wayne Cancer Foundation Block the Blaze – Youth Skin Cancer Education

PositiveSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. with 3.6 million people diagnosed annually, and it is on the rise.  1 in 3 Californians will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime.  95-100% of skin cancer is curable if caught early and treated quickly.

 Block the Blaze is a John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) funded youth skin cancer education program in partnership with the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s Hospital and UC Irvine Health. The Block the Blaze program is the official partner of the California Surf Lifesaving Association (CSLSA) to provide skin cancer education to CA junior lifeguards.  JWCF educated over 24,000 California junior lifeguards in summer 2015.  We are excited to announce in 2015 we expanded Block the Blaze into 3 additional states junior lifeguard programs; TX, SC and NJ. We will continue expanding in the summer of 2016! To date, we have educated over 164,000 youth! Learn more about Block the Blaze here


FoundationLogoTaglineThe USA Swimming Foundation and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) have joined together in a partnership for  a nationwide educational campaign that spreads the life-saving messages of water and sun safety.

To read official press release click here.



Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards have been Blocking the Blaze for the past 2 summers!

To view all of our Skin Cancer Education Early Detection and Prevention Education Training Series, CLICK HERE

To schedule a Block the Blaze presentation and learn more about our Block the Blaze program, email: or CLICK HERE

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