Canada Lights up for Melanoma Month

Landmarks across Canada will be illuminated to recognize May, World Melanoma Month. MNC’s signature color Yellow will be used to light up the night.

Landmarks include:

May 2 – Hamilton Sign
May 4 – CN Tower
May 4 – Toronto Sign
May 11 – Edmonton High Level Bridge
May 13 – Calgary Tower
May 13 – London Buildings

May, Melanoma Month hopes to raise awareness for the very serious and potentially deadly form of skin cancer. Rates of diagnosis continue to rise and over 1,300 Canadians per year die as a result of the disease. Survival is high if melanoma is detected early and unlike many cancers, melanoma is often clearly visible on the skin. Over 85% of melanomas are caused by exposure to Ultra Violet Rays (UV). By practicing 3 Ways to Block the Rays and checking your skin monthly for the ABCDE’s of melanoma and you can help prevent a melanoma diagnosis or ensure early diagnosis. Learn more about sun safety visit melanoman.ca/3ways

Please Note: Landmark lighting begins at sunset, however it won’t become fully visible until the sky darkens sufficiently approximately 30 minutes later.

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