Today is officially to kick off to Melanoma Awareness Month, a national effort to increase awareness about the deadliest form of skin cancer.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England is launching it’s third national program of the year, The Skinny On Skin. As some of the only professionals to closely examine skin on a regular basis, stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and other skin professionals are in a unique position to spot melanoma on a client long before anyone else. The Skinny On Skin will teach you how to screen for suspicious moles while performing common salon services.
That’s not all the MFNE has been up to. After launching our Practice Safe Skin nationally program back in January, we are proud to announce that our sunscreen dispenser units will be installed at 54 locations in 12 states across the country. The program provides free sunscreen to communities to help reduce the incidents of melanoma.
Finally, the MFNE is hosting it’s 5th annual Martinis For Melanoma Providence on Thursday, May 12 at 1149 Restaurant.
The overall message of the month is to remember to get your skin checked, spread the word and share the message with those you love.