Thursday, May 10, 2012

#Golf PSA for Skin Cancer Awareness Month...this means YOU!

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and, for golfers in particular who spend over four hours in the sun during a round, this public service announcement could save lives!



Did you know:

  • More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year
  • This includes men and women who hit the links without appropriate protection from the sun – from not using enough sunscreen to not wearing protective clothing.
  • According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the good news is skin cancer is easily preventable and – when detected early – has a high cure rate.

Check out this 15 second golf PSA:





SpotSkinCancer.org, which just launched this week, has everything you need to know about skin cancer, locations for free screenings, educational material and local dermatologist in each market.

The dangers of engaging in outdoor activities like golf without appropriate protection- sunscreen, hats, could kill you. Be careful out there so you can attend all the demo days in your area!

  
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3 comments:

@shortgametutor said...

Sadly skin cancer is going to get more common now that radiation from Japan has spread across the planet.

Golfersskin Sunscreen said...

Great article! Spreading the sun safety message is crucial - golfers need to know the risks, and take action. Thank you!

Gerry Wendel said...

Wear a hat people! It shades your face and can look pretty sporty too. I have a whole collection. And sunscreen goes on EVERYDAY no matter what.