After a long, cold, snowy winter, warmer temps and sunny weather has finally arrived, and as us northerners waste no time in venturing out into the light, it makes perfect sense that the month of May is designated as National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that over 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually in the U.S and yet, skin cancer is the most preventable type of cancer. To learn more about safe sunning and prevention of skin cancer, click here. And, while applying sunscreen, don’t forget the exposed skin that we usually forget—the top of our heads. Cases of melanoma detected on the scalp are also increasing every year. Click here to learn more.
For more information about cancer awareness, prevention, early detection and research, visit the American Cancer Society website.
The Cuyahoga Group supports the Freedom Fighters in raising awareness & funds
May is also Cancer Research Month, and The Cuyahoga Group is proud to support the efforts of the Freedom Fighters – a volunteer group of Cuyahoga Group associates who formed last year with a focus on battling cancer through fundraising efforts for research and public awareness.
Cuyahoga Group’s North Ridgeville Culinary Center Associates, Irene Belcher and Patsy Johnson, are both cancer survivors, and formed the Freedom Fighters last year to transform their personal journeys into action. Culinary Director, Sandi Bealer, and Culinary Associate, Sherry Patsy also joined the Freedom Fighters.
Beyond raising funds for cancer research and bring greater awareness, the Freedom Fighters want to show others who are fighting cancer that the war can be won. After long, tough battles, both Irene and Patsy are now cancer free. Read more about their journey and the Freedom Fighters, here.
Join the Cuyahoga Group’s Freedom Fighters Relay for Life Team on July 14th!
The Cuyahoga Group encourages all Cuyahoga Group associates, friends, families and customers, to join our Freedom Fighters team on July 14, 2018 at Elyria Catholic High School for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
To register, donate, or for more information on the Relay for Life Freedom Fighter’s team fundraiser, click here.
“Being a cancer survivor, I know there is hope—and a cure, for everyone” –Survivor, Patsy Johnson.
“Our goal is to help raise money to find a cure against this monster known as cancer”—Survivor, Irene Belcher.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” ~ Margaret Mead