What's happening for Melanoma Monday?


Numerous public skin cancer awareness initiatives are taking place Monday, May 4, 2016 for Melanoma Monday and throughout the month of May, which is Melanoma Awareness Month.

Dermatologists from The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) will be on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Monday to conduct skin cancer screening for all Members of Parliament, Senators, and their staff.

Melanoma video to show your teenager patients

This year the CDA also released a video (above) aimed at teenagers entitled “You Got into That Bed”. According to a press release, it features a “fun but frank discussion” of the risks of tanning beds.

“It seemed like a natural fit for us,” said Dr. Vince Bertucci, president of the CDA, in a press release, “targeting Canada's most important leaders, our elected officials, with one of Canada's most at-risk populations, teenagers. In this way we hope to avert tragedy in both current and future leaders.”

The screening is Co-hosted by Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Bill Casey, MP for Cumberland-Colchester, and organized by the CDA. In addition to the early detection of cancer in parliamentarians, the screening event aims to make people aware of skin cancer's early warning signs and simple steps for prevention.

Daily sun safety tips for your patients

The Save Your Skin Foundation, a Canadian based not-for-profit, will be posting daily sun safety tips throughout the month on its social media pages .

On May 18, Save Your Skin Foundation will host its unBeach Party event. The foundation will raise funds for skin disease and skin cancers at the Vancouver Aquarium. The event will feature themed cocktails and canapés, a silent auction, beach volleyball, entertainment, and a celebrity guest host, noted a press release.

Become a Skin Checker campaign continues

La Roche-Posay has teamed up with dermatologists across Canada to expand its Become a Skin Checker campaign.

Become a Skin Checker was launched in 2015 to raise awareness of skin cancer and to educate consumers about how they can protect themselves and their loved ones. La Roche-Posay will be holding Become a Skin Checker events in Toronto on May 2, 2016 and in Montreal on May 12, 2016. In addition, the company is hosting 50 Skin Checker Clinics across the country, open mid-June through the end of July. Starting May 15, Canadians can sign up to reserve a spot at various La Roche-Posay Skin Checker Clinics across the country by visiting: http://skinchecker.ca.

La Roche-Posay will be holding Become a Skin Checker events in Toronto on May 2, 2016 and in Montreal on May 12, 2016. In addition, the company is hosting 50 Skin Checker Clinics across the country, open mid-June through the end of July. Starting May 15, Canadians can sign up to reserve a spot at various La Roche-Posay Skin Checker Clinics across the country by visiting: http://skinchecker.ca


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