Summer Sun Safety

Summer is in full swing, and you’re spending much time outside with your family and friends. Whether you’re swimming, hiking, camping, boating, playing sports, or participating in other fun activities, make sure your family, friends, and you are protected against skin cancer. Because the sun can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, follow these simple guidelines every time you go outside.

•Shade
Stay in the shade as much as possible to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Bring a beach umbrella or sit under a tree or protective shelter so you’re out of the sun. Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher even when you’re in the shade, as the sun’s rays are everywhere and can still harm you.

•Clothing
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants or skirts to reduce your exposure to the sun’s rays. Tightly woven material is most protective. Keep your clothes dry, as wet clothes don’t offer as much protection. Also, darker colors appear to protect your skin more than lighter colors. In addition, always wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher on exposed skin, such as your face, neck, ears and hands.

•Hat
Wear a hat with a brim that goes all around your head and protects your face, ears, and the back of your neck from the sun. Canvas or another tightly woven material is best. Stay away from straw hats, as the sun’s rays easily come through the holes. Also, darker hats are more protective than lighter hats. If you wear a baseball cap, put sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher on your ears and the back of your neck, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

•Sunglasses
Wear sunglasses that block the sun’s UVA and UVB rays to protect your eyes and the skin around them. Wrap-around sunglasses are best, as they block the sun’s rays on the side of your head as well.

•Sunscreen
Always wear a thick layer of broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outside, even if it’s cloudy or you’re in the shade. The sun’s rays are always present and can damage your skin. Most sunscreens absorb, reflect, or scatter the sun’s rays that come into contact with your skin. This helps prevent sunburn as well as skin cancer. Ensure your sunscreen has not reached its expiration date. Also, combine sunscreen with other methods of protection, such as clothing and shade, to minimize your exposure to the sun. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after sweating, swimming, or toweling off so it remains effective.

You can have summer fun while protecting your loved ones and yourself from the sun’s harmful rays by following these simple steps. For additional ways you can help others, whether through monetary donations or volunteering your time, visit CHIX 4 a Cause at http://www.chix4acause.org.

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Summer Sun Safety

Make a Difference in the Lives of Cancer Patients Today

Cancer attacks people’s emotions as it deteriorates their bodies. Negative thoughts like anger and depression begin to set in. Cancer patients may not be able to talk with their family and friends about what they’re experiencing because they never experienced the disease and cannot relate. Families are not always communicative to start with, which makes the emotional chasm wider and deeper.

Isolation from the community can occur for cancer patients as well. They are often stuck inside medical buildings during tests or being asked endless questions by medical experts and social workers. Nausea and fatigue are typical side effects of treatment, keeping cancer patients home while they slowly get rid of the toxic chemicals circulating inside their bodies. Physical changes such as hair loss and skin discoloration are common, causing cancer patients to retreat even further to safe places for fear of being judged or ridiculed.

Thankfully, you can help change cancer patients’ feelings about themselves and their community.

Personalized gifts are the perfect way to lighten cancer patients’ spirits and show they are supported by their family, friends, and community. Receiving tangible, meaningful items creates a lasting memory for cancer patients to turn to when they feel down and desire an immediate pick-me- up.

You can brighten the day of a cancer patient by donating to our Gifts of Love program today.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Donate to our Gifts of Love program today. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your support.

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Cancer Patients Today

What Is Most Important to You?

When people are asked what matters most to them, they’ll typically answer “family,” “friends,” “good times” or similar responses.

Cancer patients feel the same way. The only difference is that they may not be able to visit family and friends or participate in fun activities like everyone else. Due to cancer treatments and side effects, patients often face challenges leading fulfilling lives.

Here’s how you can help. Donate to our Gifts of Love program today.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Donate to our Gifts of Love program today at http://www.chix4acause.org. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

What Is Most Important to You?

Participate in the 17th Annual Ladies-Only FLOG Golf Outing!

Who: You, your family & friends

What: 17th Annual Ladies-Only FLOG Golf Outing, including golf, dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, wine pull and more

Where: Edelweiss Chalet Country Club, W 4764 Edelweiss Road, New Glarus, WI 53574

When: July 6, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

Why: You’ll help raise money for our Gifts of Love program

Attention, ladies! Bring your family and friends to Edelweiss Chalet Country Club in New Glarus on July 6, 2016 for our 17th Annual Ladies-Only FLOG Golf Outing! Only $25 per person includes dinner, snacks on the course, and golf prizes. Must be paid for in advance. Golf is $15 plus $9 for ½ cart. Golf and cart are payable to the club the day of the event. Golf format is 9-hole, two-person alternative shot. Register in twosomes or foursomes.

Schedule:

3:30-4:30 Registration, golf payment, hole assignments, raffle ticket purchasing, silent auction bidding, wine pull

4:45 Shot-gun start

7:15 Dinner, program, prizes, raffle, silent auction winners

For questions, registration, or donating raffle/silent auction prizes, contact Sue Steiner at 608/206-3542 or Kay Steiner at 608/332-0035 or kay.steiner@doit.wisc.edu

Consider a hole sponsorship in honor or memory of a loved one for $10.00. Donations for CHIX 4 a Cause’s Gifts of Love program are always welcome at http://www.chix4acause.org.

We thank you for your generosity!

Participate in the 17th Annual Ladies-Only FLOG Golf Outing!