MAY 2021

WHEREAS, It is imperative that communities across Canada be reminded of importance of sun safety; and

WHEREAS, Over-exposure to UV radiation is one of the major causes o melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; and

WHEREAS, Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. 1 in 6 Canadians born in the 1990’s will get skin cancer in their lifetimes; and

WHEREAS, Many people seek sun without taking the advisable precautionary measures and are unaware that any darkening of skin colour, including a tan, is indicative of UV damage;

WHEREAS, Skin self-examinations should be performed on a monthly basis because skin cancers are highly treatable when detected early;

WHEREAS, Save Your Skin Foundation is dedicated to th fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma and ocular melanoma through nationwide education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2021 as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, in the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Please contact the Save Your Skin Foundation for more information


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