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SunSense program

The Canadian Cancer Society is promoting, educating, and having fun with Sun awareness.

Being active is a critical healthy behavior in the reduction of cancer and other chronic diseases. The Canadian Cancer Society puts a high value on encouraging Islanders to be active and we know that extended periods of time outdoors, unprotected from UV causes skin damage and eventually, cancer.

Skin cancer fast facts:

  • Fastest rising cancer in Canada
  • Most common cancer among 15-29 year olds
  • Main risk factor is exposure to UV radiation

Our summer student will be out at festivals and events all summer. Give us a call if you would like a sun safety presentation to your workplace or community group or want us to have a booth at your event. Together we can partner to educate, and raise awareness on how to live well, be aware, and get active. When you see us this summer come check out our booth!