New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is partnering with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) to help protect residents from skin cancer after a summer in the sun.
Senator Fuschillo, County Executive Mangano, and CCMAC will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program on Thursday, August 26th from 11 am to 2:30 pm at the Wantagh Park pool, which is located at 1 King Road in Wantagh, just south of Merrick Road. CCMAC will be working with Dr. Jeffrey Ellis of Belaray Dermatology, Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, and the doctors from Stony Brook Dermatology to provide the free screenings. Residents can show up anytime during the program; no appointments are required. The program will be held rain or shine.
According to CCMAC, one in five people will be diagnosed with some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. Malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, is the fastest growing cancer in America, claiming one life every hour. People of all ethnic backgrounds and races can get skin cancer. One blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence more than doubles melanoma risk later in life.
Residents who would like more information about the skin cancer screening program should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.