Free Skin Cancer Screening – Saturday May 7


UVA is offering a free skin cancer screening Saturday May 7, 8am-12pm.  Call 1-800-223-9173 to schedule an appointment.  See flyer for more details.

 Did you know…
  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States
  • The most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma
  • There are more skin cancers diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined
  • It’s estimated that at least 8500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer among adults age 25-29
  • Melanoma rates are rising faster in females age 15-29 than in males of the same age group
  • The incidence of skin cancer increases as people get older
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light, from the sun or tanning beds, is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer
  • Skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early

Got your hat & sunblock? The UV Index forecast for Wednesday, April 20, 2016 is: 8

The UV Index Query for City: CHARLOTTESVILLE (Charlottesville City), VA


Look for Ultraviolet (UV) Index descriptions on:  …

VERY HIGH   8-10        Protection against sun damage is needed.
If you need to be outside during midday hours
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to
reduce sun exposure.  A shirt, hat and
sunscreen are a must, and be sure you
seek shade.
Beachgoers should know that white sand
and other bright surfaces reflect UV
and can double UV exposure.


UVa Free Skin Cancer screening coming in May.
 Click HERE for more information or to make an appointment.

Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red


Healthy, Engaged & Learning – all in one package!

A report by the Corporation for National & Community Service reveals a link between volunteering and good health. Specifically, doing for others relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, enhances the immune system and may even prolong your life.

Continue reading …

I get as much exercise walking to school and volunteering as a FISH ESL tutor/mentor as I would if I went to a gym! Not only that, but I am constantly learning new things and having fun with my young friends.  I know it is good for my health!


Contact FISH (Friends In School Helping) at for more information.

International Neighbors | WHY CHARLOTTESVILLE?

INCharlottesvilleWhy Charlottesville?

Charlottesville is one of only 22 cities in the United States where the International Rescue Committee is located. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee ( responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people to survive and to rebuild their lives.  Since 1998, Charlottesville has become home to almost 2000 refugees from more than twenty-five countries. …

via International Neighbors | WHY CHARLOTTESVILLE?

A perfect Saturday morning

So happy our PLACE is Charlottesville

A beautiful sunny day! We caught the CAT for a walk on the Downtown Mall and a  trip to the Charlottesville City Market where we bought our colorful summer vegetables at the Medina Farm stand. We headed to Baggby’s Sandwich Shop to cool off and enjoy a  cup of coffee, and then caught the bus to go back home.  We feel so active, healthy, and engaged – and fortunate to live in Cville!

Why eat a rainbow? Daily Progress has the answer!


❤ Shop at the Charlottesville City Market for colorful locally grown fruits, vegetables, and greens.

Finally, two antioxidant plant pigments, lutein and zeaxanthin, are found in very colorful produce. Shop for deep green, yellow, blue, red, purple and orange fruits and vegetables such as kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip and beet greens; broccoli; red, yellow and orange bell peppers, ruby red cherries, tomatoes, strawberries and raspberries; beets, purple cabbage and plums; blueberries; and carrots and sweet potatoes.

via Vital Signs: Healthy food can be important tool in quest to preserve good eyesight – The Daily Progress: Lifestyles.

Interested in Healthy Eating?

Healthy Eating in a Beautiful Space on the Corner

We enjoyed a perfect lunch at Roots Natural Kitchen on Saturday, June 13 – Excellent food, friendly folks, a beautiful atmosphere; all combined with a mission to keep us healthy and support the UVa Children’s Hospital.


UVa Today: U.Va. Grads’ New Corner Restaurant Serves Healthy Food With a Mission (

Brain Training: Learn to code by volunteering in a #CSFirst / #Scratch after-school club.

CS First/Scratch – Volunteer & Keep Your Brain Sharp!

Free Skin Cancer Screening – Saturday, May 9

Sun!We love the warm weather and sunshine, but remember that exposure to the sun can cause serious damage to your skin.

The UVa Health System is offering a free screening that could save your life:

If you are concerned that a spot on your skin may be skin cancer, you can be screened for free at the University of Virginia Health System’s upcoming skin cancer screening event. Physicians trained in identifying skin cancer will perform evaluations of suspicious spots to look for any signs of developing problems. Bring in a baseball cap or visor to exchange for a new sun protection hat, while supplies last.

The University of Virginia Skin Cancer Screening will be held from 8 a.m.-noon May 9 at the UVa Primary Care Center located at 1221 Lee St. Parking is always free for patients and visitors at the Lee Street Garage. An appointment is required; please call 1-800-223-9173 to schedule or for more information.