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ATSU-CHC students provide bandanas, skin-cancer prevention materials to community

ATSU-CHC students volunteered to hand out bandanas and skin-cancer prevention materials during a recent event in California.

A.T. Still University-College for Health Communities (ATSU-CHC) Central Coast Physician Assistant (CCPA) program students recently volunteered to help increase skin cancer awareness and provide some protection against the sun.

Students stand four across holding a long piece of fabric.
ATSU-CHC students hold fabric donated to make bandanas for community members.

Students set up a table at the Nipomo Fleamarket in Nipomo, California, Aug. 14, 2022, and handed out more than 800 bandanas, made from fabric donated to ATSU-CHC from local vendors. 

Additionally, students handed out skin-cancer prevention materials in Spanish and English from the American Academy of Dermatology. According to the Academy, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Broad spectrum sunscreens of SPF 30 or higher with water resistance of at least 40 minutes are most recommended. Additionally, individuals are advised to seek shade and wear sun-protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, whenever possible.  

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