Help people find skin cancer early: Wear orange
When caught early and treated, skin cancer can often be cured. You can make more people aware of this life-saving fact by wearing orange on Monday, May 6. The Academy designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®, a day to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer.
To learn more, visit Melanoma Monday®.
New Jersey law bans minors from indoor tanning
New Jersey joins the growing list of states that have laws to prohibit minors from indoor tanning. A law recently passed in New Jersey bans anyone under 17 years of age from using indoor tanning devices. This law is based on significant scientific evidence that links indoor tanning to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.
To find out when this law goes into effect, read New Jersey prohibits indoor tanning for minors under 17.
Academy’s pinboard offers beauty and skin care tips
Are you looking for tips to help keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy?
Follow the Academy on Pinterest.
Camp Discovery accepting applications
Do you know a child between 8 and 16 years of age who has a skin condition? Does that skin condition require daily care or reduce the child’s quality of life? Camp Discovery offers children who have a chronic skin condition the chance to attend summer camp. While at camp, children receive expert care from dermatologists and other health care professionals. Past campers say they look forward to camp all year.
To learn more about this free summer camp, visit Camp Discovery, FAQs.