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Sun Safety – SLIP,SLOP, SLAP, and WRAP!

Did you know that one in five children will grow up to develop skin cancer? As we approach sun season, it is important to use our heads and protect them, along with the rest of our skin. In the same way we teach kids to wear bike helmets, we can also teach them to wear wide-brimmed hats. One catch way to remember sun safety is: Slip, Slop, SlapĀ® and Wrap.

Slip on a shirt;

Slop on some sunscreen;

Slap on a wide-brimmed hat; and

Wrap on some sunglasses.

 

Listen for the UV Index, and have fun in the shade between the hours of 10 and 4.

 

Additional Statistics:

  • More than two million Americans get skin cancer each year, outnumbering breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined.
  • One in five children will grow up to develop skin cancer.
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years of age.

 

Find out more at: www.skincancerprevention.org

 

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