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“Tunnel to Towers” 5k

Posted about 1 month ago by Cindy Marshall

Save the Date

  • Sat, September 14, 2019
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive 
Fort Myers, FL 33908

NP of Lee County we have a wonderful opportunity to educate the community on Sun exposure and risk of skin cancer !!

  • We have been allotted a table at the upcoming September 14 th 5K- “Tunnel to Towers”- This race honors our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country
  • We will have a table with our “Lee County Nurse Practitioners” title and be able to pass out sunscreen and provide information on sun damage. We are teaming up with our own NP – Michelle Hampton and Dermatology Solutions. They will be providing samples and information. Please join us for this inaugural event to educate our community.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet waves from the sun is the most common cause of skin cancer. Anyone can get skin cancer regardless of skin color. Exposure to Ultraviolet radiation the Cursing the equator during summer months between 10 AM a.m. and 4 PM both UVA and UVB rays are carcinogenic.

Prevention:
Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer including ornament.

  1. Stay indoors between 10 and 4.
  2. Wear protective clothing such as wide brimmed hat long sleeves, pants and sunglasses that provide hundred percent protections against UVA EVP radiation
  3. Wear sunscreen. Broad-spectrum SPS recommended. Greater than or equal to 15 SPF
  4. Reapply every two hours after sweating and swimming

Burns

  1. Stay hydrated
  2. Topical or non-still a little anti-inflammatory medication decreased skin redness.
  3. Pain is usually most intense 6 to 48 hours after sun exposure.
  4. Skin peels 4 to 7 days later.
  5. Cool compresses, oatmeal bath, moisturizing creams, and topical aloe vera gel made symptoms.
  6. Oral diphenhydramine may relieve itching.