Protect yourself and your family with simple steps to prevent and detect skin cancers. When you allow yourself to be exposed to ultraviolet radiation, whether from the sun or tanning beds, you invite skin damage, skin cancer, immune suppression, macular degeneration and cataracts. The increase in the number of diagnosed cases of these problems is directly related to lifestyles and environmental carelessness, ozone depletion and global warming. Given this knowledge, which is backed by decades of scientific studies, you can and should take measures to protect yourself. Be SunAWARE and protect yourself and your family from UV by following the steps below. For more information visit

A - Avoid Avoid unprotected UV exposure especially between 10 am and 4 pm during peak UV.
W - Wear Wear sun protective clothing, a hat with a three-inch brim and UV sunglasses.
A - Apply Apply SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum sunscreen to all unprotected skin as directed.
R - Routinely Check Routinely check skin for changes and report suspicious changes to dermatologist.
E - Educate Educate others about the need for sun protection.