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Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan.

 W Wear sun protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses year-round.
 A Apply recommended amounts of broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sunburn protection factor (SPF) ≥ 30 to all exposed skin and reapply every two hours, or as needed.
 R Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin and report suspicious changes to a parent or healthcare provider.
 E Educate your family and community about the need to be SunAWARE.


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Su EscuelaThe SunAWARE For Life Program includes a national school curriculum and community education initiative designed to promote sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The five easy action steps incorporated into the SunAWARE acronym are interwoven into all lessons.Trained foundation educators provide a fun, informative and interactive program customized to the individual needs of the school, organization, or venue. Innovative technology is used to illustrate UV intensity, sun damage and proper sunscreen application. Since inception, the SunAWARE for Life Program has been delivered free-of-charge to over one million children and adults through the generous support of our sponsors and community grants.

The SunAWARE For Life Curriculum includes four discrete levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) that are aligned with the National Health Education Standards. The four main objectives of the program are to educate participants about the factors that affect UV intensity and skin sensitivity, as well as proper sun protection and skin cancer recognition. CMPF educators provide the SunAWARE curriculum locally in Massachusetts’s schools and nationally in select school districts. Our educators provide teachers worldwide with assistance in curriculum implementation.

The SunAWARE For Life Community Initiative targets key stakeholders as partners in our skin cancer prevention program. CMPF relentlessly strives to develop these partnerships by providing professional education and through acquisition of community project grants. Through these efforts and more, we are able to bring our SunAWARE program to more and more people every year and to sustain these efforts in the community by raising awareness, educating key personnel, and providing resources and support for future programming.



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