You scream, I scream, We all scream for . . . Sunscreen!

It’s finally summer in Toronto and after what feels like years of cold and darkness, Canadians are doffing their parkas, relegating the huskies to the kennel and swapping their igloos for cottages.

As tempting as it may be to dash out to the nearest park with the kiddies be sure to swap the snowsuit routine for the sunscreen routine.

A few weeks ago, a friend and founding board member, forwarded a video link for the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund.

I have seen and heard similar stories, but David’s has left a lasting impression.  Perhaps it is that he was such a young guy, just a few years older than me, and a father.  Perhaps, it was that life seemed to be perfect for him.  Great job, beautiful wife, growing family.  Life was going along exactly as he planned and then suddenly it wasn’t.

I realized that could me.  That could be my husband.  That could be anyone that I know.

It is scary that I know this to be true for most cancers.

Help carry on David’s fight against this terrible disease and take a minute to view this link and educate yourself about skin cancer risks. Do it for yourself.  Do it for your children.

Unsure of which sunscreens are the safest to use?  Environmental Working Group released their top safe sunscreens for 2011 so check it out!


Sunscreen At Issue

We are going to discuss some of the news emerging about the dangers of sunscreen this week.  The links below are to the articles we will discuss.

Is Sunscreen Safe?

Just the Facts, Baby

Globe and Mail A

Globe and Mail B

The Environmental Working Group

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