Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Sponsor Sun Safety Screening Events in July

(Providence, RI, 7.8.2011)
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With summer underway, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is helping the general public better understand the harmful effects of sun damage by holding two sun safety screening events in July.

The events will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Taming Asthma Family Health Fair, 1260 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
  • Saturday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Progreso Latino Health Fair, Jenks Park, 626 Broad Street, Central Falls.

Premature aging and skin cancer are just some of the harmful results of repeated exposure to the sun. BCBSRI uses DermaView technology at its screening events to analyze an individual's face for sun damage, allowing participants to view the effects of cumulative sun exposure since early childhood. Safety tips on how to avoid long-term skin damage will be provided to attendees as well.

Registration for these BCBSRI sun safety screenings is not required.

Please Note: Bare skin is best for the screening. If you use facial moisturizer or other cosmetics that contain sunscreen, even if it has a low SPF, please remove it before the evaluation begins.

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 www.bcbsri.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

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