Employees Health

Teaching you ways to protect your family from skin cancer during the summer season

The 673rd Medical Operations Squadron Dermatology Clinic provides tips to prevent the onset of skin cancer like generously applying sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher, wearing protective clothing, seeking shade when the sun’s rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and monitoring any changes in your body. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera)

It’s hard to miss the longer days and the sun shining down as you enjoy trips to the lake, fishing or walking around campus. Members of the Human Resources team at Augusta University want to make sure you are taking steps to protect your skin and your family from the sun’s UV rays, while still enjoying the outdoors.

If you are interested in learning sun safety strategies, head to Terrace Dining May 18, 2017. The Sun Smart and Skin Safe class will be taught between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The class is free and open to any member of the enterprise. You do not need to register before the session, just show up ready to learn.

For more information about the class, contact Frances Toole, with Human Resources. You can reach her by email at or by calling Employee Health and Wellness at 706-721-3418.

About the author

Chris Curry

Chris Curry is Communications Coordinator for the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-799-8841 or chrcurry@augusta.edu.