Outrun the Sun Race in May, Preventing Skin Cancer, note from Outrun the Sun, note by Larry Eder

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Skin Cancer is something that many of us do not even consider. Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon has joined the Outrun the Sun foundation to encourage all to participate (and you can do it from anywhere), by running or walking in the month of May. The note below gives you the details and also provides a strong website.

And remember to pass this around to your teams and your friends and family. Getting checked for skin abnormalities can save a life!

The Running Network, along with USA Track & Field are sponsors of the Outrun the Sun in May race, and encourage all to get a skin check up!

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Did you know that skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in America and more than 3-million people will be diagnosed this year? Did you also know that melanoma, a form of skin cancer, takes the life of one American every hour?
What are you doing to prevent skin cancer?
As a runner and melanoma survivor, Deena Kastor is speaking out about sun safety and encouraging fellow athletes to participate in the Outrun the Sun Race in May, a "virtual yet real" national race. Everyone has the chance to participate no matter where they live. Join Deena in pledging to be sun smart and run or walk any day in May, National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness month. Go solo or with friends, family or running club.
In tribute to the 24 people we lose to melanoma every day, please register now. This is your chance to be proactive and to team up against skin cancer and melanoma.
Protect Your Skin. Protect Yourself. Protect Your Life.

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