Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Hold Free Sun Safety Screening in August


PROVIDENCE, RI – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor a free sun safety screenings during the month of August.  All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The screening will take place on Thursday, August 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence.

The sun safety screening uses DermaViewTM technology to analyze an individual's face for sun damage. This allows participants to view the effects of cumulative sun exposure since early childhood. Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays causes premature skin aging—and increases a person's risk for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer.

Attendees will also receive tips on the proper use of sunscreen and learn other steps they can take to avoid sunburns and long-term skin damage. Please note: Bare skin is best for the screening. If you use facial moisturizer or other cosmetics that contain sunscreen, even if they have a low SPF, please remove them before the evaluation begins.

Registration is not required for these BCBSRI sun safety screenings.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.


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