Melanoma Monday

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

May is designated as National Melanoma Month and includes National Melanoma Monday, which is the first Monday each May.  The American Academy of Dermatology has set aside this day to raise awareness about skin cancer.

  • Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and it is the deadliest of skin cancers.

Focus activities on skin health, sun safety, tanning prevention, and skin cancer screenings and resources.

Join the American Academy of Dermatology in wearing orange and encouraging others to wear orange for skin cancer awareness.

 

UV Safety Month

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. Overexposure to UV rays can cause numerous health issues. In addition to the risk of skin cancer, UV rays can cause macular degeneration, cataracts, skin growths, and suppression of the immune system. This month we spread awareness about how to protect yourself against the effects of UV radiation exposure.

Join this FREE Family Recreation & UV Safety Expo

Healthy Skin Month (National)

Monday, July 16th, 2018

November has been designated as National Healthy Skin Month by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a time when everyone is encouraged to learn about the functions of the skin and how to keep it working and looking its best. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of keeping your skin fresh and hydrated, not only during the winter but all year round.