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

Scott DeBates M.D., Methodist Physicians Clinic Dermatology

Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center, Kearney

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kearney

Skin MD Now, Sioux City, SD

Lancaster County Medical Society, Lincoln

Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Bryan LifePointe

Skincerely Yours Salon & Spa

Nebraska Medical Association

Sharon B Bond, PC, Kearney

Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, PC

The Nebraska Medical Center

Parish Nurse Group

Southeast District Health Department, Auburn

Complete Family Dermatology, Lincoln

David Watts, MD, Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

Tricia Hultgren, MD, Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

Saint Francis Medical Center Oncology, Grand Island

Ashley Drake, MD, Dermatology Specialists of Omaha