scIt is summer, which means many of us are spending a lot of time out in the sun and that isn’t necessarily a good thing as skin cancer rates are alarmingly high. The fine folks at the Skin Cancer Foundation are focused on building awareness on prevention and early detection.

About the Skin Cancer Foundation: “Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels. The Foundation has always recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use.”

Learn more about the Skin Cancer Foundation here.