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Students take skin safety poolside

June 5, 2019

poolside studentsMay is National Melanoma Awareness Month. On Saturday, May 25, SIU medical students hosted a kick-off event at the Nelson Center pool to raise awareness about the importance of using sunscreen to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer. Fourth-year students Allison Frey, Brea Sturm and Tom Herrmann set up an information table and free sunscreen dispensers at poolside​. Patrons slathered on sunscreen and picked up solar-activated wristbands, IMPACT Melanoma chapstick and useful tips on skin safety. The SIU Foundation and Springfield Clinic Dermatology provided generous support for the materials. 

Channel 20 News produced two segments for the event: ​

SIU and Springfield pools team up to promote sun safety

Springfield Park District partners with SIU School of Medicine for sun safety event