Free Program on Sun Protection and Skin Cancer

May 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, Mo. - The Four Rivers Area Family YMCA and Mercy Four Rivers are offering another free community health education program as part of their monthly “Wake Up to Wellness” series. “Sun Protection Musts; Reducing Risks of Skin Cancer” will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, at the YMCA on Grand Avenue in Washington. 

Jason Reinberg, MD, Mercy Clinic Dermatology, will discuss why protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year, but especially during summer months.

Participants will also learn:

  • Important ways to protect your skin
  • Effects of too much time in the sun
  • SPF values and how to properly use sunscreen
  • Types of skin cancer and how it's detected

A complimentary light breakfast will be served at the morning program.

For more information and to register for the free event, call Brandy Koch, YMCA, at 636-239-5704, or email her at    

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