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Zoom Rotary Meeting – Steve Fine, Melanoma Education Foundation

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Fine, president of the Melanoma Education Foundation, attended colleges in the
Boston area, receiving a doctorate in chemistry from Northeastern University. He then
moved to Pennsylvania, completing a year of postdoctoral research at Lehigh
University. After 5 years as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Lafayette College in
Pennsylvania, he moved back to New England where he served in technical and
management positions in high tech chemical companies.
In 1989 he started a consulting practice in the technology of high purity chemical
manufacturing, concurrently serving for 3 years as Vice President of Technology for
ACSI, a West Coast manufacturer of semiconductor chemicals.
Shortly after his son, Dan, died of melanoma in 1998 at the age of 26, he founded the
non-profit Melanoma Education Foundation and, since August of 2001, has devoted full
time to the Foundation.
The primary activity of the Foundation is educating high school and middle school
wellness teachers about melanoma skin cancer and providing them with free online
lessons to educate their students about self-detecting melanoma while it is curable. At
last count over 1700 schools in all 50 states were using the lessons.


October 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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