The circle of hope.

Finishing hand-stamped metal items for the Ann’s Hope event this weekend.  Bracelets and necklaces will be available on this stand!

Did you know:

It is estimated that 80% of melanomas are due to ultraviolet light damage to the skin. Avoidance of excessive sunlight on the skin, particularly sunburn is the effective way to prevent all skin cancer including melanoma. Sense in the sun includes:

  • staying out of the sun in the middle of the day
  • wearing a hat
  • walking on the shady side of the street where possible
  • sitting under beach umbrellas or trees

Sunscreen should be used as additional protection for the skin and is very important when sunlight intensity is high, e.g.at the beach, in the middle of the day, and during sporting events requiring a long-time exposure to the sun. A factor 30 waterproof sunscreen is best and it should be reapplied every two hours.

Children and teenagers are more at risk from sunlight damage than older people. As we get older our skin thickens and is more resistant to sunlight damage. It is particularly important for parents to ensure that young children are well protected when playing in the sunlight.

For more information, click here:  Ann’s Hope Foundation for Melanoma