Along with the CT Cancer partnership, Department of Environmental Protection, UConn Health Center, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Community Health Center is hosting a skin cancer awareness event at Hammonasset State Park, in Madison, CT on Saturday, July 7.
WHAT: Keep the Sun Fun is an event that will be promoting sun safety and skin cancer awareness. Along with the option to be screened by a Dermatologist, the event will have a live broadcast from radio station KC101.3, family-friendly activities, music, sunscreen and other giveaways.
WHO: The Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Connecticut Cancer Partnership, University of Connecticut Health Center and The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
WHEN: Saturday, July 7, from 10am-2pm. (Rain date is the following Saturday, July 14)
WHERE:Hammonasset State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road P.O. Box 271 Madison, CT. Event specifically located at East Beach within the park.
WHY: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and about 45% percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have either Non Melanoma or Melanoma skin cancer at least once during their lifetime. Before you hit the beach, Community Health Center, Inc., the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Uconn Health Center encourage you to get screened for skin cancer. Join us as we “Keep the Sun Fun” throughout this event!
CONTACT: Hope Brigham of Community Health Center, Inc., (860) 347-6971 ex: 3765 or Brighah@chc1.com Please call for more information.