Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Use Sunscreen

I am having a very busy work schedule, but I wanted to share this article with you that discusses Meghan Rothschild from the Dear 16-year-old Me video.

My favorite quotes from the article: 

"But she said it was the reaction of her friends, all her same age and who didn’t seem fazed by the skin-cancer diagnosis as a result of her years of weekly tanning, that most alarmed her. “It wasn’t like I had breast cancer or ovarian cancer,” she recalled. “I think there just wasn’t that link that it can go inside your body and become deadly.”
Haven't we all felt this way? We have to stress to people that melanoma is not just skin cancer.

“I think that, eventually, the tanning booth will be the cigarette of our generation."

I encourage you to read the entire article. It's a good one. It's all about sharing melanoma awareness!

I'm too sleepy to write anymore. 

Night, friends! 

1 comment:

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

Chelsea...I'm so glad I found your blog! I had a Stage I Melanoma when I was 21 years old. I worked in tanning beds pretty much from the time I was 15 until my diagnosis. I had a wide excision of my left leg in May of 2003. I was SO darn lucky it had not progressed further. Now I am 31 and married with 2 beautiful babies. I go every year to see my wonderful dermatologist to get a head to toe check and STILL almost 10 years later I am terrified of what will happen at that yearly visit. I have told many of my friends my story but as I am sure you know people don't seem to think it will "happen to them." Here is my story of my blog if you are interested:

Glad to have "met" you!!!