Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month?
May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. With more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed annually in over two million people in the United States, we need to become SunAWARE.
Here are a few ideas for you to be AWARE of Skin Cancer this month and all summer long.
1.) Start out May with a Free Skin Cancer Screening.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday- 5/2/2011. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of melanoma, a potentially fatal skin cancer, and to encourage early detection. With early detection, melanoma has a high cure rate. Participating clinics offer free screenings on that day and throughout the month. Click the links below for more information.
Click to learn more about Skin Cancer Screenings.
Click to locate a FREE Screening in your area.
Click for Daily Tips from the AAD.
Click for Free Screenings from The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour
2.) Walk or Run to support Skin Cancer Research.
There are many walks/runs across the United States that raise money in support of skin cancer research, such as the Stay Out of the Sun Run in Rochester, MN. Search locally for an event in your area, or create your own Miles for Melanoma event.
3.) Register to win Free School Sun Hats from Coolibar in May.
In May Coolibar is giving away free school sun hats to 5 winning classrooms across the United States. Download the contest form to enter. Contest deadline is May 13th.
4.) Kick off your summer with Don’t Fry Day.
The Friday before Memorial Day (5/27/2011) is deemed “Don’t Fry Day” by The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. The purpose is to remind everyone to protect your skin while enjoying the outdoors.
Pledge to follow these simple steps to prevent and detect skin cancers all summer.