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Sun Smart Schools Kicks Off in Douglas County

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 05:27

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC) kick off Sun Smart Schools district-wide with an assembly at Gardnerville Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:15 p.m. Sun Smart Schools is a sun safety education program of NCC that includes nationally-recognized, standards-based curriculum, policy initiatives, and sunscreen. The Sun Smart Schools kick-off assembly will include a short sun safety education program for students.

Pilot Program Yields Results

Submitted by admin on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 02:27

Results from the pilot year of the Sun Smart Schools program show that the program is effective in increasing knowledge and behaviors regarding sun safety and sunscreen use. While some grades showed greater impact than others, overall we're considering it a success. We'll be using results of the pilot program to improve and adjust Sun Smart Schools for the coming years. Additionally, we'll continue to survey students and parents, and now teachers as well, to evaluate the program and implement continual improvements.

Prepping for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 05:55

We all know it’s coming…the onslaught of pink for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As the #2 cancer killer among women, just behind lung cancer and edging out colorectal cancer, it’s an area with a lot of resources and information available. If you’re prepping ahead for October, here are some updates for you:

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Summit Speaker Series: Louanne Currence, RHIT, CTR

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 07:58

The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers.

Summit Speaker Series: Colin Correnti, PhD

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 07:39

The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers. In a matter of ten years surgeons will look back and say, “I can’t believe we used to remove tumor by using our eyes and our fingers and our thumbs.”  - Dr.

Trail Runners Get Sun Smart

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/29/2016 - 02:22

Sun Smart volunteer, melanoma survivor, and runner Stacey Escalante brought sun safety and skin cancer prevention to trail runners at the 2016 Ragnar Trail Tahoe at Royal Gorge July 22-23. For two days runners were able to visit the Sun Smart Nevada tent to slather on SPF 30 sport sunscreen before and after their legs of the relay race. They also learned more about how to stay safe in the sun, especially while out running, such as wearing a hat and putting on sunglasses.

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