The Bed is Dead Campaign
The Bed is Dead campaign focuses on educating Nebraska girls ages 18 and under, and their parents, on the dangers of indoor tanning. Community organizations, student groups and the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) are working together to spread the message with the goal of changing the behavior of young women who tan indoors.
Not only is indoor tanning linked to cancer cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently linked indoor tanning by teenagers with other risky behavior including binge drinking, unhealthy dieting and sexual activity.
Taking the pledge shows the commitment to protecting your skin and inspiring others to do the same. Sharing resources provided in the Toolkit builds an online community of those taking a stand on indoor tanning. Together, we can inspire others to protect their skin.
Join The Bed is Dead campaign today:
Questions about Melanoma?
American Cancer Society: 800-227-2345
National Cancer Institute: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Nebraska Cancer Coalition
Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) is a statewide partnership of 350 individuals representing 200 public and private organizations. Our partners work together to prevent and control cancer and its economic and psychosocial effects on our families, friends and communities. NC2 works toward implementing the goals and objectives outlined in the Nebraska State Cancer Plan.
This campaign is supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number 5NU58DP003928-04-00 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the creators and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
Individuals and organizations can also support the campaign by donating today. Use the following link to contribute to The Bed Is Dead Campaign, 100 percent of your donations will go directly to the campaign. Please write ‘tanning campaign’ in the comments section. You may also send a check to: Nebraska Cancer Coalition, 233 South 13th Street., Ste 1200, Lincoln, NE 68508.
Spread the word on The Bed is Dead in your school, organization or practice. Contact us today to become a campaign champion!
Carson Cancer Center, Norfolk
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kearney
Skin MD Now, Sioux City, SD
Lancaster County Medical Society, Lincoln
Sharon B Bond, PC, Kearney
Parish Nurse Group
Complete Family Dermatology, Lincoln
Saint Francis Medical Center Oncology, Grand Island