While my mother lay in her hospital bed during the last few months of her life, it became very apparent that the little things in life had an enormous impact on her daily outlook. Something as simple as a pretty night gown tailored to fit and feminine, not hospital issue, had a substantial visible impact. Simple, but oh so right! It is our vision to continue such good works and offer them to patients in need. For those of you who can afford to, we hope that you will purchase our patient first products to support our mission for cancer support.
For the kids, well there is simply not enough you can do for a child who has been abused at the hands of someone they trusted. Our programs for the children is a work in progress so we are open to your ideas on how we can help support them so they can thrive inspite of such an atrocity.
We thank you for your support in our efforts to continue my Mom's work.
Protect Yourself and Those You Love
Many cases of skin cancer could be prevented. Be smart and learn the ABCDEs of melanoma.
Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.
Border: The borders of the mole are irregular, ragged, blurred, or notched.
Color: The color of the mole is not the same throughout. There may be differing shades of tan, brown, black, red, blue, or white.
Diameter: The mole is larger than 6 millimeters (about 1/4 inch, roughly the size of a pencil eraser).
Evolution: The mole has been growing or changed it's shape or color.
Sun Safety Tips
• Generously apply sunscreen that protects you from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
• Use a sunscreen with a sun protective factor of 30 or higher.
• Wear protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves.
• Seek clothing with a built-in sun protective factor.
• Seek shade between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
• Be extra careful near water, sand, or snow as they reflect the sun’s rays.
• Get vitamin D safely through diet and vitamin supplements, not through sun exposure.
• Avoid tanning beds and their harmful ultraviolet rays.
• Wear sunglasses to protect yourself from ocular melanoma.
• Perform skin self exams regularly and take note of any changes in existing moles, new moles, changes in birthmarks or other differences in your skin.
• Visit a trained dermatologist annually for a complete, head-to-toe, skin exam.
• Support melanoma education and research.