Join the campaign today by using The Bed is Dead Toolkit at your organization or school!

Below you will find ways to promote online and in the community. How will you take a stand on indoor tanning?


To make it easy to spread the word, the Nebraska Cancer Coalition has prepared several social media posts and graphics with facts and information on the campaign. The graphics include images, profile images and cover photos for either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It’s as easy as click, download and share. There are also web codes that you can copy to place a badge on your website.

Copy the code below for this badge.
Copy the code below for this badge.
Copy the code below for this badge.
Copy the code below for this badge.

Facebook Cover Images

Click to save the full-size version and use it on Facebook.





Facebook or Twitter Profile Image

Click to save and upload the image as your Facebook or Twitter profile image.


Also, download the prepared posts document and copy/paste your personal social media pages or a page that you administer. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #thebedisdead

NC2 Social Media Posts

NC2 Social Media Posts


Two versions of The Bed is Dead poster is available to download and print. Hang these in your school or organization to spread the word on the dangers of indoor tanning.

#thebedisdead 11 x 17in Poster

#thebedisdead 8.5 x 11in Poster

Powerpoint Presentation

Download #thebedisdead power point presentation to share facts and statistics about skin cancer and tanning beds with your school or organization. This presentation also outlines the many ways others can get involved with the campaign.

Click to Download The Bed is Dead Powerpoint Presentation

Public Relations

Download and update the press release template to send to local TV stations, radio stations, newspapers and schools. The press release will need to be updated with the following, according to your location:

  • Date, city and state (first paragraph)
  • Organization or school name (third paragraph)
  • Quote from local dermatologist, organization executive, school administrator, or any other representative promoting the campaign

NC2 The Bed is Dead Release

Policy Samples

Want to make a change? Create a policy in your school or organization. The following are a few examples of policies schools or organizations can implement:

  • Policy banning student athletes and team members from indoor tanning before competitions
  • Policy banning tanning in certain organizations (example: leadership of student council decides to adopt by-laws that prohibit elected members from indoor tanning)
  • Policy prohibiting tanning businesses from advertising in school newspapers

Also, be sure to download the PDF for more information on adopting sun safe behavior policies in schools.

T-shirts and Wristbands

Promote The Bed is Dead wherever you go! To request t-shirts or wristbands, please contact us.

The Bed is Dead T Shirt and Bracelet