What Does That Black Ribbon Mean?

What Does That Black Ribbon Mean?

Did you know?
May is Melanoma Month!

Wear your black ribbons to support Melanoma awareness! It’s a great way to start a conversation – you never know, you could save someone’s life!

Here are some conversation starters:
– Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting young Canadians (15-29) and melanoma is responsible for 75% of deaths
– 2 in 3 of your friends will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives
– 6,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma this year and 1,060 will die from the disease

and it’s preventable:
– Stop sun damage, stop 65% of melanomas worldwide
– Sustaining 5 or more sunburns before the age of 20 increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80%
– Apply at least SPF 30 broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen – it blocks approximately 97% of sun rays
– Sunglasses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays decrease the chance of developing cancer around the eyes
-Seek shade between the hours of 11am & 3pm, wear sun protective clothing and a hat if you have to be in the sun during this time

Put a stop to skin cancer before it starts, be part of the generation that stops skin cancer – spread the #ScreenMe message!