More than 200 attendees helped raise $50,000 in the sixth annual No Shenanigans Nathan Bloom Classic Golf Tournament in 2014. www.noshenanigans.org. The funds go to the Nathan Bloom Melanoma Fellowship Program at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (CMPC) Foundation.

The seventh annual golf classic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Chardonnay Golf and Country Club in Napa Valley. Those interested in attending, becoming sponsors, volunteers or donating, please email bloomcindy@hotmail.com or mauirobbie@hotmail.com

Started by Robert and Cynthia Bloom after the loss of their son to melanoma, the golf tournament has raised more than $256,656 to benefit melanoma research and continuing education and awareness.

The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable. However, melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous. Some 76,100 new melanoma cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2014 and over 9,000 will die. There currently is no cure for this deadliest of all cancers.

In addition to the Nate Bloom golf tournament, No Shenangins distributes sun safety education and awareness information to schools. The school programs are sponsored and funded through corporate sponsorships from companies such as Hawaii Pacific Solar, LLC. Conergy USA, Rockwell Financial, AE Energy, AET Systems, Enphase Energy, Energy Plus, ECM Engineering, Enphase Energy and many contractors and product suppliers.

The sun safety programs have been delivered to more than 30 schools and more than 9,000 students, teachers and faculty in Marin and Sonoma Counties and more than 2014-09-27 09.13.14-1 2014-09-27 09.33.46 2014-09-27 11.21.07 2014-09-27 11.58.09 2014-09-27 11.48.2848 schools in Hawaii.” “We have more work to do and plan on getting these programs expanded to all schools so children will be better educated on sun safety and have a healthy future, “said Robert Bloom, vice president, Operations, Hawaii Pacific Solar.