Monday, April 12, 2010

Skin cancer awareness campaign: Sun Kills

Click on the pic to enlarge it. The text reads:
In order to make people aware of the dangers of skin cancer, we carried out an unusual operation. On the hottest day in July, we went into Zurich's biggest park and hung tags with the words "Sun kills" around the toes of anyone we found sleeping in the sun, turning the place into the world's largest morgue.
It takes some gall to mess with a random stranger while they are sleeping. At least they were looking out for the sleepers' well being.
Thanks to for the pic.
Related, a vaccine being tested in the UK has helped been shown to help some patients fully recover from melanoma, even in its advanced stages. This is great news! On Wednesday I have to get a "moderately atypical" mole sliced off my calf which, if left untreated, could turn into melanoma. Better safe than sorry. I'd rather have a scar than the mole anyway.

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