_MG_8544_2-1Timna Understein, founder of Respect the Rays, is a two-time melanoma warrior. After her second diagnosis, she decided to create something positive out of her experience. So rather than be imprisoned by fear, she focuses her energy on educating others about sun safety and melanoma. Respect the Rays is a multifaceted organization that serves grades K-12 via developmentally appropriate education programs, fund raising, advocacy, blogging, and writing for many organizations.

Timna is an educator by trade, with a Master of Arts in Education, a mother of 3 children, a travel enthusiast, writer, yoga lover, and a postpartum doula.

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