Free Skin Checks at State Champs

Surf lifesavers spend a lot of time on the beach and understand the importance of protecting skin from the sun and having regular skin checks.

Melanoma Institute Australia and Australian Skin Cancer Clinics Pty Ltd have teamed up with SLSNSW and will be at the State Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March 2013 to offer free skin checks to the surf lifesaving community.

Free skin checks will be conducted by a General Practitioner from 9am each morning and members can register for a 15 minute time slot on the day.

Limited places are available and members should register early to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

Members and their families are required to present their Medicare card on arrival so that the consultation can be bulk billed and performed at no cost. A referral will be provided if any concerns are identified.

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer with a higher incidence in Australia than anywhere else in the world. More than 11,000 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma every year. A national partnership between Surf Life Saving and Melanoma Institute Australia was developed in 2012 to help educate members and promote safe sun practices within the Surf Life Saving community. These skin checks are one of the many examples where the two organisations are working together to ensure member safety both on and off the beach.

A range of information flyers will also be available including early detection and get to know your skin, and we encourage members and their families to visit the Melanoma Institute marquee which will be located near the Umina surf club during the weekend.

Wed 20 Feb 2013