Three-Day Weekend: Be Careful Out There!

May 27, 2010

Dear Friends,

I know that with the latest news about sunscreen and the confusing study results, it’s tough to know what to do about that bottle of sunscreen on the shelf.  I know I’ve been confused — use it? Don’t use it? Panic? Don’t panic?  Well, my friend Catherine Morgan has just written a piece over at BlogHer summarizing the issue and the responses to it, including one just for us bloggers from the American Cancer Society.  She lays it all out for us, and I encourage you to read Catherine’s piece.

As you make your plans for Memorial Day, won’t you please remember to Slip, Slap, Slop (Slip on a shirt, slap on a hat, slop on the sunscreen) and protect yourself and your children from the sun’s harsh rays, particularly when they’re at their peak?

If it’s still too much trouble or too awkward to throw on a shirt or a coverup at the beach this weekend, please read this piece by Julie Pippert to understand the importance of skin checks.

Prevention is so much easier than treatment.  Be careful out there.