Sun Awareness Week

Since 1989, the Canadian Dermatology Association’s annual, nationwide Sun Awareness Week has helped educate Canadians about dangers of excessive sun exposure — and reduce the incidence of skin cancer in the country. The Save Your Skin Foundation is happy to support this initiative to build important awareness around skin health.

Sun Awareness Week will take place Monday, June 2 to Sunday, June 8, 2014 and Island Health, the Canadian Cancer Society and Save Your Skin Foundation are joining forces this summer to help prevent skin cancer. The Sun Smart campaign is intended to educate Vancouver Island residents about sun safety and the importance of skin protection while enjoying outdoor activities.

Sun Awareness Week from June 2nd to 8th marks the debut of the campaign. The three organizations will share displays at community events from June through August to provide sun safety information and interactive games that shed light on some of the most common myths about tanning and sun safety. Find out more here: Sun Awareness Week: New partnership to promote sun safety this summer

The CDA will also be holding a number of other events and activities, including:

  • Free skin screenings across Canada
  • School visits by dermatologists, and other activities for children
  • A video competition for teens