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To promote public awareness of melanoma (skin cancer)-its detection, treatment, and prevention -through Foundation sponsored fundraisers and participation in community awareness activities.
The Philip A. Bryant Foundation was established in 2006, as a means of preserving the spirit and memory of Phil Bryant who passed away at age 25, on September 7, 2006 from complications of melanoma.
The concept has been of an enduring remembrance through community service. Initially the Foundation was largely comprised of extended family, friends and supportive volunteers, who found comfort in service to the community in Phil's memory. We now have become a well organized group of Board and committee members who have joined the Foundation not only to remember Phil, but also his legacy for the need to educate and help prevent melanoma.
Our main fundraising event has been Phil Phest-Benefit by the Bay, providing a day of music, food and children's activities, as well as free skin screenings and education provided by local medical professionals. We also participate in local health related events to provide education and screenings. Our fundraising not only allows us to provide the free services throughout the year, we have provided yearly scholarships to high school graduating candidates who meet our