The Canadian Dermatology Association launches its month-long National Sun Awareness Campaign, and its partnership and support of Melanoma Canada’s Mole Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Unit
“With melanoma being the 5th most common cancer type found in youth and young adults (15-29) and 4th most common cancer type found in middle-aged adults (30-49), it should be a priority for Canadians to learn how to conduct a skin cancer self-examination and know the warning signs,” says National Chair of the CDA Sun Awareness Working Group and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Sunil Kalia.
For the full month of May, the CDA is dedicated to sharing important sun awareness messages and resources for Canadians, including steps to conduct a self-examination and preventative actions across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, the CDA website, media, and more. CDA member dermatologists will also be answering some of the public’s “burning” questions about sun safety and debunking some common sun related myths via social media.
As well, the CDA is proud to announce its partnership with and support of Melanoma Canada’s Mole Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Unit. The first of its kind in Canada. The CDA and its member Dermatologists are proud to provide patient screenings to those living in remote, indigenous, and underserved communities, along with cities with longer wait times for skin cancer screening appointments.
“Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, but the good news is that it is largely preventable and detectable.” “Canadian Dermatologists want to educate all Canadians about the importance of self-skin examinations and the simple steps that can be taken to protect our skin from the sun,” says CDA President Dr. Jennifer Beecker.
The Mole Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Unit launched on Tuesday, May 2nd in Toronto, Ontario. It will make its way across the province from May to September in Ontario, the first of a five-year, cross Canada initiative. Appointments can be booked in advance online, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. See where the Mole Mobile will be stopping next here: https://melanomanetwork.akaraisin.com/ui/molemobile/book-your-skin-check
Social Media Channels and Website
- Instagram (CanadianDermatologyAssociation)
- Twitter (CdnDermatology)
- Facebook (CdnDermatology)
- LinkedIn (Canadian Dermatology Association)
- YouTube (Canadian Dermatology Association)
- TikTok (checkyourskin)
- CDA Website: dermatology.ca
- CDA Website: dermatology.ca/sun-awareness-month
- Sun Awareness Week (May 1-7)
- Sun Awareness Month (May 1-28)
- CDA’s Second Annual “Check Your Skin Day” (May 7)
- CDA’s Instagram/TikTok Contest (May 1-28)
- CDA’s Instagram Live Sun Safety Q&A Event (May 18 at 7:00-7:30 pm ET)
- Mole Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Unit Ontario Tour (May-September)
For daily sun awareness content, follow the CDA on social media and visit dermatology.ca.