Senator Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) recently teamed up with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) and the Town of Babylon to sponsor a free skin cancer screening program at Tanner Park in Copiague to help protect residents from skin cancer.
“Getting screened is critically important to ensure that skin cancer is detected early and treated effectively. With people spending more and more time in the sun enjoying the summer, this program gave them the opportunity to be safe and get screened. I thank CCMAC and the Town of Babylon for once again partnering with me to offer this important program,” said Senator Venditto.
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.
CCMAC worked with Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, Dr. Scott Flugman of Dermatology Associates of Huntington, Dr. Erin Schoor of NYU Langone Medical Group and the doctors from Stony Brook Hospital Dermatology Department to provide the free screenings to over 150 individuals.
Senator Michael Venditto (middle) is pictured with (l-r) CCMAC volunteers Donald and Barbara Gleason, Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, Legislator Duwayne Gregory, CCMAC volunteer Debbie Amato, CCMAC co-founder & Executive Director Colette Coyne, Dr. Erin Schoor of NYU Langone Medical Group, Dr. Scott Flugman of Dermatology Associates of Huntington and Senator Phil Boyle at the free skin cancer screening program in Tanner Park.