RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST
COMMON CANCER IN THE UK
Skin cancer kills more people in the UK than
Australia - the UV capital of the world!
RATES OF SKIN CANCER ARE RISING
FASTER THAN ANY OTHER CANCER
and it is now one of the biggest cancer
killers in the 15-34 age group!
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE
CAUSED BY OVER EXPOSURE TO UV
That mean's that almost all skin cancers are
preventable by being sun savvy...
LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...
SUN SAFE SCHOOLS
AND SUN SAFE NURSERIES
Skcin have developed national, annual
accreditation schemes to educate children
on the importance of sun safety...
GEORGE COMES TO LIFE IN OUR
ANIMATED CHILDREN'S STORY
View the animated version of 'George the
Sun Safe Superstar', courtesy of AXA PPP
Healthcare, in partnership with Skcin...
SKCIN HAVE PARTNERED
WITH VIRGIN HOLIDAYS
Promoting sun safety to holiday makers
and active tan seekers to educate a difficult
‘at risk’ group all year round...
SUN SAFE WORKPLACES
National accreditation scheme developed
by Skcin to educate outdoor workers and
their employees about the importance
of sun safety in the workplace...
SUN SAFETY & SPORT
ENGLAND GOLF CAMPAIGN
Promoting awareness and sun safety
across the English Golf Union’s
3.4 million regular golfers...
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Skin Cancer - Facts, Prevention & Detection
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE CAUSED BY OVER-EXPOSURE TO
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION (UVR) FROM THE SUN AND/OR SUNBEDS.
ALL SKIN TYPES CAN BE DAMAGED BY EXPOSURE TO UVR. DAMAGE
IS PERMANENT, IRREVERSIBLE AND INCREASES WITH EACH EXPOSURE.
- Skin cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer
- Malignant melanoma is one of the most common cancers in
young adults (aged 15-34) in the UK
- More people die from skin cancer in the UK than Australia
- Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure
to the sun and/or sunbeds, making the majority of all skin
cancers preventable with sun safety measures.
the golden rules of sun safety
what you should be looking for...
how UVR can cause skin cancer
burn - learn how to protect them
know in one handy little book
out the truth and misconceptions
burn and why it’s important not to
how much sun we need?
The UV Forecast in:
- The UV index is a 5 category solar UV forecast provided by the Met Office in the UK.
- The higher the number the stronger the UVR and the less time it takes damage to occur
- When the UV index is at 3
and above, sun protection
measures should be taken
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
WHO SUPPORTED THE APPEAL
TOGETHER WE RAISED:
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