The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that the primary source of Sun Safety Education is in schools and that the secondary source of education is through recreational and sporting activities. The CDC also acknowledges that educational programs and curricula in schools alone are inadequate to stop the rising rates of Skin Cancer in America. They recommend prevention and education efforts in schools are supported and reinforced by skin cancer prevention interventions in recreation, sports, and community settings.
That is why CCMAC is engaged in, and supports a systemic approach to Prevention and Education. The Be Sun Smart® message is heard and reinforced in schools, at sporting, recreational and other events in the community. Below are some of the sporting and recreational events that CCMAC has, and continues to spread the Be Sun Smart® message