May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. When we think of healthy lifestyle choices, we often overlook the importance of protecting our skin. Skin cancer (including melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer) is the most common of all cancers. Many skin cancers could be prevented if people protected their skin from the sun’s rays and avoided indoor tanning. The 2017 American Cancer Society sun safety campaign gives you ideas and resources to raise your employees’ awareness of ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Announcement Template

Use this message to kick off your organization’s skin cancer prevention awareness campaign.

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Promotional Messages

This toolkit suggests promotional activities for you to use within your organization (i.e. lunch and learns), as well as short messages and helpful resources specific to skin cancer that can be distributed in company-wide emails, newsletters, intranet, or other communication channels.

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Promotional Flyer

Use this flyer to tell your employees about sun safety/skin cancer prevention. Post the flyer in visible areas, such as company bulletin boards, elevators, break rooms, nurses’ stations, etc.

Additional Resources

Encourage your employees to learn more about cancer by visiting the American Cancer Society website. Your organization can embed these links within your company intranet.