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Saturday, May 11, 2024

CCMAC’s Annual Long Island Miles for Melanoma

Steps to Stop Skin Cancer Walk

Eisenhower Park (Field #2)

East Meadow, NY

Onsite Walk Registration 09:00 am. – Walk Start Time 10:30 am.

Skin Cancer Screenings Start 09:00 am.

Rain or Shine

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Honoring Survivors and Loved Ones Lost

Melanoma Monday


Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention for People of Color

Siblings Help Fight Sun-Related Skin Disease

By Michael R. Ebert

Three siblings from Oyster Bay High School have secured two sun shields to help protect players in the lacrosse field dugouts at nearby James H. Vernon School. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


Village of New Hyde Park Community Day

CCMAC participated in the Village of New Hyde Park Community Day. The event took place Saturday September 14th 2019 in Memorial Park, NHP.

CCMAC with the assistance of Belaray Dermatology was able to provide FREE Skin Cancer Screenings to attendees. SPECIAL THANKS to Amrit Kumar PA-C (Board Certified PA) who conducted the FREE Screenings all day long. Those screened were overheard commenting how the screening they received was on of the most thorough they had ever received. CCMAC and the NHP Community thanks Amrit Kuma PA-C for his service and expertise.

It is worth mentioning that Dr. Jefferey Ellis, founder of Belaray Dermatology consistently dedicates his time, and that of his team to provide FREE Screenings in the community. Without them their would be none. CCMAC greatly appreciates their commitment to Preventing Skin Cancer, as well as providing cutting edge treatment to those who have been diagnosed with some form of it.


CCMAC and Metro Plus at the Coney Island Aquarium

CCMAC was grateful to be invited by Metro Plus Community Heath Plan Partners to participate in a Health and Wellness Day, June 15th 2019 at the Coney Island Aquarium.

It was a special day for Families and Fathers as thousands passed through the turn styles of the Aquarium. Many of the participants commented that they really hadn’t heard anything about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and were grateful for the information. In addition, many people of color who CCMAC spoke to commented that they didn’t think they were at risk due to their darker skin color. All were grateful for the information.

CLICK HERE For More Information on the Skin cancer knowledge, awareness, beliefs and preventive behaviors among black and hispanic men and women. 

CCMAC Thanks Metro Plus Community Health Inc. for the invitation and the public service they provided.



15th Annual Miles for Melanoma, Steps to Stop Skin Cancer 5K Run / Walk

It was a GREAT Day for all who participated! CCMAC’s 15th Annual Miles for Melanoma, Steps to Stop Skin Cancer 5K run / Walk was a success. That is great news, but what is it that really makes it a successful event? Some might want to solely look at the number of people in attendance and/or the amount of money raised, all of which are relevant and important indicators on their own. However, what truly makes CCMAC’s Annual 5K Run/Walk successful is that it provides the Family and Friends of those who have lost their battle with Melanoma an opportunity to come together and celebrate the life of their loved one. In addition, it is a place for those living with a diagnosis of Melanoma, and their family and friends can come together for support and to celebrate their lives.

Click the link below for more information and to view pictures from the event.



CCMAC Provides Shade Structures to Oyster Bay’s James H. Vernon Middle School

CCMAC provided two portable shade structures (pictured below) to the James H Vernon Middle School located in Oyster Bay, NY. Truth be told all the hard work was & continues to be done by Caleigh O’Toole, and her two brothers Colin & Sean.

The O’Toole family have been personally touched by Skin Cancer / Melanoma. On March 29th 2010 their Aunt Bonnie passed away as a result of Melanoma Skin Cancer. Caleigh, Colin, Sean and their parents have long been involved in raising awareness regarding the dangers of unprotected sun exposure, and preventing Skin Cancer / Melanoma. They have been raising awareness for years, especially in their local school district.

CCMAC is honored to know the O’Tooles and grateful for their commitment and hard work. The O’Tooles have certainly saved lives by securing these Shade Structures and spreading the Be Sun Smart message!

Melanoma Action Coalition & Melanoma Research Alliance Launch SunSavvy365

The Melanoma Action Coalition and the Melanoma Research Alliance are partnering to launch SunSavvy365, an online campaign to remind everyone that the need for sun safety does not end on Labor Day. The campaign toolkit, freely available to anyone at, includes dozens of tailor prevention messages that can be easily shared via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to remind parents, young adults, and children to protect their own skin every day.


Be Sun Smart!


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