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Sunless Tanning Studio to Give Free Spray Tans to Save Your Skin

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on June 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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There will be more than 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States this year, but Chicagoans will have a cancer-free way to get a gorgeous golden brown tan. Spray of Sunshine in Lincoln Park is aiming to start a sunless revolution! They have teamed up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and starting June 20, they will kick off a week long benefit to help educate our community about safe tanning and skin ...

Family History & Freckles Led to Young Adult’s Skin Cancer Prevention Revelation

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on May 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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“I am going to get skin cancer.” Coming from a healthy 22 year old, this might sound like a jarring statement, but according to the Mayo Clinic people with fair skin, who have blonde or red hair and who freckle or burn easily are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. Fair skin? Check. Red hair? Check. Skin that freckles and burns easily? Double check. If these were the only risk factors that applied to me, I ...

Cancer Survivor to Young Women: Skin Cancer Prevention Essential

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on May 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a cancer survivor is to take care of my skin. Before my diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2002, I would work on my tan throughout the summer by slathering on tanning oil and laying out in the sun for hours. I always got very dark and rarely burned, so I figured it was “safe” for me to skip the sunscreen. And as embarrassing as it is ...