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Vermont has second-highest per-capita rate of new melanoma cases in U.S.

UVM Cancer Center, Lake Monsters raising awareness

This summer, the UVM Cancer Center and the Vermont Lake Monsters are raising awareness about skin cancer prevention. Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in Vermont, and the state has the second-highest per-capita rate of new melanoma cases in the nation, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The best way to avoid skin cancer is by limiting sun exposure. The UVM Cancer Center has teamed up with the Vermont Lake Monsters to provide education and sun safe resources so fans can still enjoy some baseball while limiting exposure to harmful UV rays safe. The UVM Cancer Center is sponsoring free SPF 30 all summer long through new sunscreen dispensers around the grandstands. In addition, Champ will be educating fans during the games about sun safety and ways to protect and reduce your skin cancer risk. 

The Vermont Lake Monsters have also donated over 500 tickets to people living with and beyond cancer and their family members, caregivers, and clinicians; these fans will attend two special games at no cost. The Cancer Center and the Lake Monsters encourage all fans to wear lavender as a show of support on these two nights:

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 5:05 p.m. – Vermont Lake Monsters vs. Westfield Starfires

Father’s Day & Men’s Health Awareness

Friday, July 14, 2023, 6:35 p.m. – Vermont Lake Monsters vs. Nashua Silver Knights

Breast Cancer Awareness Night

At these games a ceremonial pitch will be thrown by a cancer patient, survivor, or provider.

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  1. Aren’t we the second whitest state? Are white people disproportionately negatively affected by the racist sun?