Our SunSmart programme is a school and summer camp based scheme which aims to increase the awareness of our youth about the importance of practicing SunSmart behaviors while outdoors.
We also seek to influence individuals who are responsible for protecting others such as parents, teachers, friends and other family members with SunSmart behaviors.
Our ultimate goal is to prevent the dangerous outcomes of sun exposure such as premature aging, skin leathering and skin cancer. We strive to reach this goal by educating our youth and the community through our programme. Studies show that most of the skin's damage occurs before the age of eighteen; it is vital, therefore that children in particular develop SunSmart habits early in life.
Bermuda's UV Index - In 2014 Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre purchased (thanks to a private donor) and annually maintains the necessary equipment used by the Bermuda Weather Service to provide current local UV readings.
Damage to our skin and eyes can lead to cancer. You can practice the SunSmart behaviors we teach in order to prevent this from happening to you. Click here and simply follow our 5 steps.
For information Prevention and Early Detection of Skin Cancer click here.
To read Bob Marley's melanoma story click here!
SunSmart Quiz Answers click here!