In the spring of 2010 Beth did her first presentation at a school in Summit County, Ohio. As a result of the success at her first school, Beth began contacting other schools in Summit County. She ended up teaching 360 middle school health students that spring. All of her efforts were supported soley by the Mancini's money, including the purchase of a laptop computer.
In the Fall of 2010, Beth was able to expand her efforts and ended up teaching 870 middle school and high school students in several school districts thoughout Summit County. She refined and updated her presentation and was getting great feedback from the health teachers at the various schools.
When the spring of 2011 rolled around, Beth realized that in order to keep expanding her education efforts, she needed to receive some donations. She founded Melanoma Education Initiative in April of 2011. For several months she corresponded with the federal government to achieve 501(c)(3) status for the company. All donations to Melanoma Education Initiative are now tax deductible.
Our goal is to raise funds so that we can continue our melanoma education mission. We hope to expand our efforts to more schools and communities in the future.