Here comes the sun! Are you ready?

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It’s sun awareness week! Are you ready to get out there and enjoy some of Mother Nature’s golden goodness? Of course you are! What a silly question? Okay, let’s see just how ready are? Are you wearing sunscreen? Did you put on your sunglasses before you left home today? Hmm, having second thoughts?  A simple enough question and one most of us would be quick to answer yes to without giving it much thought. But when it comes down to it, most of us don’t take even so much as the most basic of sun precautions. Why not see just how ready you are by taking the Canadian Cancer Society’s sunsense quiz ?

How about that sunburn you got last weekend, do you think it’s just a base for your summer tan or may be you think indoor tanning is a “safer” way to go?  You may think differently after you take a few minutes to view this award winning  video from the Library’s Films on Demand Collection. Haven’t got time right now? Then checkout the American Cancer Society’s, Don’t Fry infographic . It could be a life changer or saver?

According to the Canadian Cancer Society melanoma skin cancer  is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is one of the most common and preventable types of cancer for youth between the ages of 15-29.

Are you up for a challenge?  Join the 8,000 BC students who have taken a pledge to go “tan-free”!

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