Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Hold Free Sun Safety Screenings in May

(4.20.2012)
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PROVIDENCE, RI – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor two free sun safety screenings during the month of May.  All members of the public are encouraged to attend.  The screenings will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Progreso Latino Community Health Fair, 20 Claremont Street, Central Falls
  • Wednesday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main Street, Pawtucket

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 this BCBSRI sun safety screening.

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 BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.
 

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