Sun Awareness Week helps to educate Canadians about dangers of excessive sun exposure— and helps to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in the country.
This year’s Sun Awareness Week will take place Monday, June 1 to Sunday, June 7, 2015, and will be marked by a number of events and activities, including:
- Save Your Skin is hosting a Hike for Hope on Saturday June 6 and we hope you will join! Find out more here.
- Canadian Dermatology Association will be running free skin screenings across Canada
- Canadian Dermatology Association will be running School visits by dermatologists, and other activities for children
- National Survivors Day on June 7th
Even if you can’t partake in any sun awareness activities this week, we hope you will help us to continue helping others by donating today. Every dollar counts. By making a contribution to Hike for Hope, you are helping us make melanoma survivorship a reality.
The biggest message we can get out during this year’s National Sun Awareness Week is that everyone needs to be ‘SUN AWARE‘! Avoiding skin damage from UV rays is the most important thing we can do.
The damage that leads to adult skin cancers starts in childhood and teenage years, as people are likely to receive about 80% of their lifetime sun exposure during the first 18 years of life. No Tan is a Safe Tan.
On the Save Your Skin website, we have listed resources for all topics under the sun (pun intended). Please visit our prevention page to find out how you can stay sun aware this summer. Topics include:
- UV Rays and Your Skin
- Choosing Sunglasses
- Protection for Your Eyes
- The Sun and Your Eyes
- Sunscreens and Skin Cancer
- Physical Versus Chemical Filters
- Suggested Safety Guidelines: Sun Safety for Employers
- What is SPF?
- Sun Safety for Outdoor Workers
- Sun Safety for Infants and Children
- Examine Your Skin Regularly
- First Aid Advice for Sunburn
- Extreme Heat
- Tanning Beds and Lamps