WINNIPEG, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Mr. Bear, Mrs. Bear and Little Bear, it's
time for the annual checkup and that includes preparing for the sunny
summer days ahead. Dermatologists and volunteers from around Winnipeg
will be at the 27th Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic on Sunday, May 26th in the Sun Awareness tent to teach parents and children about the
importance of sun protection as part of maintaining a healthy
"We want people to have a great time doing their favourite summer
activities because being active year round has direct benefits to our
overall health and well-being," says Dr. Marni Wiseman, Regional
Director of the CDA's Sun Awareness Program. "However, all that time
spent out in the sun can increase a person's risk of sunburn and skin
cancer which is why it's so important to be diligent about sun
Along with hats, sunglasses, clothing and seeking shade, sunscreens play
a major role in preventing skin cancer and reducing the photo-aging
effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The CDA recommends using a
broad-spectrum sunscreen, which protects against both UVA and UVB rays,
with an SPF of 30 or more and reapplying regularly as needed. It's also
important to limit sun exposure during the peak hours of 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. when the sun's rays are strongest.
People who need help choosing a sunscreen should look for bottles or
packaging bearing the Canadian Dermatology Association logo. These
products have been reviewed by CDA member dermatologists as part of the
CDA's Sun Protection Program and have met all the approval criteria
through independent laboratory testing. Picnic-goers who may have
forgotten their sunscreen are encouraged to stop by the sun awareness
tent and pick some up and slop it on!
The Teddy Bears' Picnic takes place Sunday, May 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Assiniboine Park and the sun awareness tent
will be located next to Dr. Goodbear's clinic and teddy checkup
stations. Proceeds from the Teddy Bears' Picnic go toward the Winnipeg
Children's Hospital to continue to help them fund the medical
treatments and world-class medical research in pediatrics.
About the CDA
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents
Canadian dermatologists. The association provides easy access to the
largest, most reliable source of medical knowledge on dermatology. CDA
exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related
to the care of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing
professional development for its members; support and advance patient
care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of
skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
By doing so, CDA informs and empowers both medical professionals and
the Canadian public.
To learn more about what the work CDA does visit dermatology.ca or join the conversation on Twitter.com/CdnDermatology or Facebook.com/CdnDermatology.
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
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