Your Community

It's estimated that more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people will be diagnosed in the US this year alone. Skin cancer's prevalence make this very common and preventable cancer a public health problem, and on that you can help your community fight.

For more on making sun safety a priortity in your community, read our guidelines for sun protection in neighborhood gathering spots ranging from parks and playgrounds to swimming pools to senior centers.

Promoting Sun Safety

  • Health Fair Kit

    Our Health Fair Kit is full of materials to educate the public about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment .

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  • Golf Courses

    For every hour they play, recreational golfers can receive 3.5 to 5.4 times the amount of UV radiation exposure needed to cause sunburn.

  • Beaches and Swimming Pools

    The combination of skin-baring swimwear and bright midday sun, can be very harmful to your skin.

  • Senior Centers

    The odds of developing skin cancer rise as you age; in fact, between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have at least one skin cancer.

  • Parks and Playgrounds

    Parks and playgrounds are a great place for children to get exercise, have fun … and sustain sun damage.