Community Outreach :: Sun Safety and Skin Protection
Both children and adults need to practice good sun protection behavior. Sunscreen should be worn while outside at all times. This may sound like a hassle, but prevention pays off.
Use all these tips and be SUN SMART!
- Sunscreen should be worn all year long and everyday.
- Use sunscreen with a SPF # of at least 30!
- No tanning oils or salons!
- Stay in the shade whenever you can! Too much direct sun can end your fun!
- Make sure you wear a wide brimmed hat for your head, sunglasses for your eyes and protective clothing for your body.
- Apply sunscreen every two hours to make sure you’re protected.
- Remember the sun is everywhere; protect your entire body, even your hands, nose and ears.
- Try to limit your time in the sun during the hours of 10am.to 4:00p.m
The National Melanoma Awareness Project
The National Melanoma Awareness Project is a medical-student run educational outreach program directed at local middle school and high school students. This community service project educates all participants about skin safety and skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma prevention and self –screening for earlier detection.