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My summer project

Hi! My name is Molly and I am excited to write about a summer project I did for school.  Writing is my favorite subject in school, so I am happy to write all about what I did. This past summer I worked on a project for school that related to Global Citizenship. I really wanted […]

The best life hack? Wear sunscreen.

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know it can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme pain. Recently, a quick sunburn remedy went viral when a woman shared her DIY shaving cream trick to relieve pain and redness. While sunburn remedies can be temporarily helpful, it’s important to remember that no sunburn soothing methods […]

No, ‘sunscreen pills’ cannot protect you from skin cancer

A new trend that falsely claims to provide sun protecting benefits may be putting your health at risk. “Sunscreen pills” claim to protect you from sun damage—just pop the tablet and enjoy the sun’s rays without worry. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued […]

Protect your skin all summer long

Growing up in North Carolina, my family went to the beach often. I can still hear my mom yelling as I ran toward the ocean, “Don’t forget your sunscreen! You don’t want to burn!” But looking back, I’m not sure I ever heard my mom mention that sunscreen helps reduce our risk of skin cancer. […]

What to pack for your Memorial Day weekend getaway: Skin protection edition

Are you one of the millions of Americans heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend? For many, the first getaway of the summer often results in sunburn. Not only can sunburns be painful, but frequent sunburns—especially during childhood—are a major risk factor for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An estimated 87,110 Americans […]

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages everyone to protect your skin today and every day

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lisa Berry Prevent Cancer Foundation Phone: (703) 519-2107 Email: The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages everyone to protect your skin today and every day The National Council declares the Friday before Memorial Day, May 26, 2017 is “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness May 10, 2017—To […]

Family Sun Safety

Every person in your family should practice sun safety. It is important for children to develop sun-safe habits early in life. When parents or caregivers are outdoors with a child, they should make sure the child is wearing a hat, applying sunscreen before playing outside, and re-applying sunscreen at proper intervals during play. These habits will […]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Promoting music and sun safety

On September 21, a group of our young staff members had the opportunity to represent the Prevent Cancer Foundation at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, an annual music festival that attracts between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees of all ages. FreeFest is unusual in that the tickets are free though the event features major headlining bands, […]

A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging

It is well known that sunscreen helps protect our skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but now there’s another reason to slather on your SPF 30 everyday: younger looking skin. A new Australian study suggests that using sunscreen can slow skin aging, even in your middle years. After 4 ½ years, scientists looked at […]

New sunscreen labels: What you need to know

New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration are designed to help consumers make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing sunscreen. The new guidelines apply to any products that carry an SPF (sun protection factor), including makeup, moisturizer or lip balm. A USA Today article outlines these labeling changes that will help you […]