Worcester city councilor pushes for skin cancer education and protection for residents.

Dec 7, 2021

Worcester, MA City Councilor Kate Toomey is asking the city of Worcester to help educate and protect residents from skin cancer.

“Skin cancer kills people,” Toomey said. “If there is something we can do to help prevent people from getting skin cancer, then we are ahead of the game.”

Toomey is asking the city to work with UMass Chan Medical School student Christopher Fay on IMPACT Melanoma’s Practice Safe Skin program and launch a campaign city wide. The campaign would educate residents about the dangers of sun exposure, including placing sunscreen dispensers at locations where people tend to be outside for long periods of time.

The campaign focuses on educating residents about sun safety and installing sunscreen dispensers around the city.

Toomey is also asking for help from the Worcester schools, Worcester Red Sox, local colleges, and golf courses to help promote the program.

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