Sun Safety Essex County Cancer Coalition Meeting June 3, 2010. Amanda Medina-Forrester, MA, MPH Office of Community Outreach Office of Extramural Affairs The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. What is Choose Your Cover?. Going Outdoors in NJ to Fight Melanoma/Skin Cancer
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Sun Safety Essex County Cancer Coalition MeetingJune 3, 2010
Amanda Medina-Forrester, MA, MPH
Office of Community Outreach
Office of Extramural Affairs
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Going Outdoors in NJ to Fight Melanoma/Skin Cancer
1,917 NJ beach-goers were screened for skin cancer
555 (29%)referrals including:
Thousands of sunscreen samples & skin cancer educational brochures distributed
Simultaneously provide free skin cancer screenings and education at outdoor recreational areas statewide 10 AM to 2 PM
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Everyone, Regardless of Skin Color, Can Get Skin Cancer
[YOUR NAME HERE]
Everyone, regardless of skin color,
A suntan or sunburn are not
indicators of good health.
Tanning and sunburns are just like smoking
cigarettes; just one suntan or sunburn
can increase your risk of cancer,
regardless of skin color.
SLIP on a shirt
SLAP on a hat with a 2 to 3-inch brim all around to protect neck, ears, nose and scalp
SLOP on sunscreen and lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher
WRAP on sunglasses to protect the eyes and skin around them
BE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES WITH YOUR KIDS AND LOVED ONES!!!
Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.
Border irregularity: The edges of the mole are irregular or not smooth. They may look ragged, blurred, or notched.
Bob Marley (1945-1981)
Died of melanoma which started in his toe and spread to brain
*Info provided by
Tiffany Weirbach Melanoma Foundation
Powerpoints and Pre/Post-Tests available in Spanish and English
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State Coordinator, Choose Your Cover
Statewide Melanoma Workgroup, NJ Office of Cancer Control and Prevention, & CINJ Faculty
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation