Sun related problems on the rise, groups partner to educate youth and parents

By: Teena Sandberg
| Published 06/10/2011

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Youth in Spring and The Woodlands learn about Sun Safety

SPRING, Texas -- Several thousand children in The Woodlands and Spring areas will learn sun safety and outdoor living skills during the month of June. First Choice Emergency Room donated sun screen to children participating in The Woodlands Township Learn to Swim Program and the three Township Swim Teams. Spearheaded by Debbie Arnold, Aquatics Coordinator, the Sun Safety program is a part of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program and teaches children about sun exposure and ways to protect themselves.

Over 90 percent of skin cancers can be attributed to sun exposure. Much of this exposure happens at an early age. Sun protection for skin, eyes, and even the head are important. A sun screen with a minimum of a 15 SPF is recommend and reapplication is necessary after swimming or perspiring.

More information on sun exposure and prevention can be found on First Choice Emergency Room’s website, or by visiting the company facebook page. First Choice will be holding future Summer Sun Block Parties at Chick Fil A in Magnolia and Alden Bridge in The Woodlands.