UVA Free Skin Cancer Screening Saturday May 11, 2019 8am-noon

Free Skin Cancer Screening

*   One in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

*   On average, one person dies of melanoma in the U.S. every hour.

*   Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., but is almost always treatable if found early.

*   Get a free skin cancer screening by a UVA dermatologist, and learn how to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer.

Screenings are recommended for people:

*   Frequently exposed to the sun and UV light
*   Who have a family history of skin cancer
*   With a mole that has changed in shape, color or size, or a sore that won’t heal

Call 800.223.9173 to register.  This event is free, but you must schedule an appointment in advance.

Bring a baseball cap or visor to exchange for a new sun hat, while supplies last.

Location:  UVA Dermatology Clinic, 3rd floor Primary Care Center, 1221 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA

Parking is always free for patients in the Lee and 11th Street garages. Get directions and parking information: https://uvahealth.com/locations/profile/dermatology

More information:  https://cancer.uvahealth.com/cancers-we-treat/skin-cancer/skin-cancer-screening

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/433510774124894/


Why I Volunteer with FISH


My favorite Volunteer AND Lifelong-Learning activity in Charlottesville is my work as a FISH Mentor/Tutor with ESL (English as a Second Language) students at a nearby elementary school.

I am learning so much about other languages, countries, cultures, and customs.  Of course I am helping these students learn how to read, write, and converse in English, but I am sure that this social activity is helping ME become  a more informed global citizen at the same time.

Needless to say, spending time with young people is part of a healthy and active lifestyle – more exercise at times than a trip to the gym!

… Adding a piece to the puzzle is research conducted about AARP Experience Corps, a nonprofit enterprise run by AARP that brings people age 50 and over into elementary schools. The project started in five cities in 1995 and has since expanded to 20 metropolitan areas. And in a series of studies, volunteers found physical benefits from getting to and from school, as well as cognitive gains from interacting with children.

Read more: New York Times/Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

Thanks, JABA, for this opportunity!

More information:  JV FISH