Author: AM1140/Eagle 100.9
|A program aimed at reducing the risk of sun cancer won't continue this summer.
Monica Schwann with the Alberta Cancer Board says the Sunright program wasn't stopped because it failed, but for the opposite reason. The program needs the year off before it can the expand skin cancer awareness.
The preliminary results reflect its success:
The belief in the importance of sun safety increased from 50 percent to 78 percent over the three years of the program.
In the meantime sun awareness will be promoted through schools, and public health units.