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Learn How to Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer

(Dayton, OH) April 1, 2010 – As the weather starts to warm, people can't wait to spend time outdoors. While fresh air is a healthy thing, lots of sunshine may not be so good for you. Too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can be damaging to your skin and can lead to skin cancer. Learn how to protect yourself and your family against skin cancer by attending the next Mall Walkers Club health event set for Friday, April 9 at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. Featured speaker is Sara Brown, health educator with Premier Community Health. Brown will provide information on skin cancer prevention and what to look for when examining you skin for irregularities. Participants can also take advantage of a Dermascan screening that determines sun damage to the face. The free event begins at 8:45 a.m. in the food court and healthy snacks will be served.

Miami Valley Hospital offers a health program at Fairfield Commons the second Friday of each month. In addition to the lecture, free blood pressure screenings and healthy snacks will be offered.

You do not need to be a member of the club to attend the health talks, but if you would like to join you can do so.  Membership is free and is open to anyone 18 or older.  Register online at or stop by the information desk at Fairfield Commons. When you sign up you will receive a membership bag filled with a pedometer, walking journal and a mall shopping pass.

The Mall at Fairfield Commons is open to walkers Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until closing and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.