Sun Safety Campaign at El Dorado Union High School District

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 14, 2017 / comments

[Serena Fuson]

The 2017 Sun Protection Fest was held at the Placerville Aquatic Center on June 2nd where several agencies in El Dorado County teamed up with the help of alumni and current students from the El Dorado Union High School District (EDUHSD) to spread word about the importance of sun safety.

Bella Hoffman, an alumni from El Dorado High School (EDHS), stated “I believe that monitoring your exposure to the sun is a huge way to protect yourself. We often do not realize how much time we spend in the sun, but it really does add up.” 

The event was a huge success with over 150 participants in attendance who participated in swimming, food, music, games & prizes, and sun safety lessons. 

Ponderosa High School (PHS) senior, Anna Hicks, said “This campaign is important because El Dorado County is facing an increasing number of skin cancer causes and knowing that my peers have been diagnosed with cancer shows that our kids and teens are being harmed. This campaign will protect our community and promote health in generations to come.”

Thank you to the El Dorado County Public Health Division, City of Placerville’s Community Services Department, Marshall Medical Center, and El Dorado Community Health Center for making this event possible for our community. 

For sun safety tips and additional information about the sun safety campaign, including ways other organizations can help promote sun safety, please visit www.welldorado.org.