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February Newsletter

Vol. 2| February 2024

While February is a short month, daylight hours are increasing, and many of us are getting outside to walk, run, hike or ski. We’re here to remind you that even snow days are sun days. And if you’re on the slopes, remember that as your altitude increases, so does your risk for skin cancer. Practice sun safety, even when it’s cold outside.

Skin cancer can (and does!) happen, no matter your skin tone. Our Skin Cancer in People of Colorpage provides facts and information on skin cancer early detection and prevention. And, we’ve launched a new campaign (read on for more info) to spread awareness far and wide.

We want to provide you with information that empowers you to care for your skin and safeguard against skin cancer every season of the year.

Dr. Sarnoff Says

Join the #LoveYourSkin Campaign

Loving your skin means protecting your skin. That’s why we’re launching #LoveYourSkin, a public awareness campaign focused on education, early detection and sun protection for skin of color.

Skin cancer is often diagnosed later in people of color, when it is more challenging to treat.⁠ Together, we can help one another, share the facts and the love.

It’s easy to get involved:

  • Follow us and the hashtag #LoveYourSkinProtectYourSkin on social media
  • Share the facts and graphics to help spread the word
  • Read and share our blog posts about skin cancer in people of color
  • Use the hashtag #LoveYourSkinProtectYourSkin and tag us @SkinCancerOrg so we can amplify the message

Stay tuned for more ways to get involved!

On the Blog

Bob Marley Should Not Have Died from Melanoma 

Bob Marley would have been 79 on February 6. Sadly, his life was cut short by acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), a rare skin cancer. While ALM is rare overall, it is the most common form of melanoma found in people of color.

From Survival to Advocacy: Embracing My Melanoma Odyssey as a Warrior 

Amy’s journey with melanoma began with her first diagnosis at age 28. Subsequently, she battled three more melanomas. This is her story.

Groundhog Day Kick Off: Follow Our Winter Skin Care Series 

Every Groundhog Day, we kick off our winter skin care series, including some tried and true ways to keep skin healthy and beautiful during the winter months.

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Lips 

When it comes to lip care, you should never slack off, especially during the winter. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing our best tips for getting beautiful, healthy lips.

Spotlight on Seasonal Depression: Why Indoor Tanning Isn’t an Effective Treatment 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects millions of Americans, but hopping into a tanning bed won’t help. Here’s why visible light therapy is a safer, more effective way to ease symptoms.

We’re The Skin Cancer Foundation

Last month, we jumped on the #OfCourse social media trend, and had fun doing it! Learn more about what we do.

February 4: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day was February 4, but our fight against the world’s most common cancer continues all year long. The Skin Cancer Foundation was founded on the basic tenet that no one should die from this disease. Until then, we will keep spreading awareness!

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