A ‘Thank you’ to Bernie and Peter Rice, and The Melanoma Trust

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) would like to extend a big thank you to Bernie and Peter Rice with the help of the Parent’s Association of Scoil Riada, Kilcock, Co Kildare for their generous donation to the ISF.  The ISF will ensure both donations are used to support the Protect & Inspect skin cancer awareness campaign.

Michelle Greenwood and David McMahon from the ISF with Bernie and Peter Rice
Michelle Greenwood and David McMahon from the ISF with Bernie and Peter Rice from the Sharon Rice O’Beirne Melanoma Trust

The Rice family set up the Sharon Rice O’Beirne Melanoma Trust in memory of their daughter Sharon, who on the 2nd of February 2008 lost her brave battle against melanoma skin cancer. Ten years on and the Melanoma Trust awareness campaign continues to raise the public’s awareness of early detection and the importance of checking your skin for changes.

Skin Cancer Awareness Donors Bernie and Peter Rice
Bernie and Peter Rice, founders of the Sharon Rice O’Beirne Melanoma Trust

The ISF would like to sincerely thank Bernie and Peter Rice along with the Parent’s Association of Scoil Riada, Kilcock for their wonderful donation to support the ISF’s Protect & Inspect campaign.

The campaign aims to prevent skin cancer by raising awareness of the dangers of natural and artificial UV radiation, highlighting the risks of developing melanoma skin cancer and by providing up-to-date dermatology-based skin cancer information to hospitals in Ireland.

Remember, if you are concerned about a change or growth on your skin, you should always see your GP first and a consultant dermatologist if a referral is required.


We want everyone in Ireland to learn to Protect & Inspect their skin! Download our short guide, written with hospital-based dermatologists, to checking your skin.   

Melanoma is on the rise in Ireland: see the facts in these info-graphics – Melanoma Skin Cancer and Solar UV Radiation

More about skin type from the British Association of Dermatologists

Click for more about Protect & Inspect!

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