SPOT Skin Cancer Program with Gigi the Giraffe

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:15

Gigi the Giraffe is a symbol for the American Academy of Dermatology's SPOT Skin Cancer program and AAD's efforts to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through educational programs for children and their parents. The photo on the left highlights Gigi and skin prevention tips on a sign near SEEC's shade structure program located on SEEC land. Children and teens are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun due to their time spent outdoors. Seeking shade is an easy way to reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition to seeking shade, the AAD recommends everyone protect their skin from the sun by covering up (shirt, hat and sunglasses) and wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Since Colorado has over 300 sunny days a year with elevations 5,000 feet and above, Soaring Eagle Ecology Center offers sun protection programs for kids throughout the year. If you would like to schedule a SPOT Skin Cancer program for your school, class or organization, please contact SEEC at 970-218-9685. If you would like to learn more about ways to prevent and detect skin cancer, please visit www.SpotSkinCancer.org.