Sun S.M.A.R.T. is a program developed by the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House to educate the community of sun safety and skin cancer awareness.
Each year, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. Also, more than 2 million people are treated for basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer each year. Basal cell skin cancer is several times more common than squamous cell cancer. Learning about medical care for skin cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.
With the Sun S.M.A.R.T. program the Support House hopes to remind everyone to:
- Slip on a hat
- Move to the shade
- Apply sunscreen (at least 30+s.p.f.)
- Re-apply sunscreen every few hours
- Tell your friends to be Sun S.M.A.R.T.
To reduce the staggering number of melanoma diagnoses in Arkansas, Support House staff and volunteers will teach approximately 5,000 kids how to be Sun SMART. Go to our YouTube page to see fun and informative videos of our Sun SMART message.
The Sun S.M.A.R.T. Program is sponsored in part each year by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition and Johnson Dermatology.