Thousands of New England high school and college students are expected to pledge to stay out of tanning beds this spring break and prom season. For the fourth year in a row, the Melanoma Foundation of New England is sponsoring Your Skin Is In, a non-tanning pledge contest at colleges and high schools throughout New England. Last year, 5,500 high school students participated and the foundation expects to surpass that number in 2011.
â€œIf you use a tanning booth once a month before the age of 35, your chance of getting melanoma increases by 75%,â€ stated Kelli Pedroia, wife of Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia and official spokesperson for Your Skin Is In. â€œMelanoma is the sec