About Us

Safe in the Shade was founded in 2009 by Cindy Pickett and Eleanor Riffle when Cindy's son and Eleanor's son-in law was diagnosed wtih a Metastatic Malignant Melanoma at the age of 23 .Their world was turned upside down and they had to rely on each other for comfort and support. This was extremely hard because each one of them had a different way of dealing with this situation. They felt all alone as they traveled thru this nightmare. Not wanting anyone else to have to go thru a similar nightmare their goal is to educate the public by promoting skin cancer awareness, with an emphasis on prevention and early detection. Safe in the Shade is a non-profit organization, that gives support and hope to those who are diagnosed with Melanoma.



Mission Statement:


Safe in the Shade is a non-profit organization
that is dedicated to raising awareness about
the dangers of the sun and concentrating on
eradicating skin cancer with a focus
on the deadliest of them all MELANOMA