Stay Safe in the Sun This Summer with Melanoma Skin Cancer Public Awareness Lecture

By | May 13 2009 | 13 Comments


We’re always banging on about sunscreen, but in case you think we’re exaggerating, or you’d like to find out a bit more about sun care and the  skin cancer risks we all face, La Roche-Posay are running a free Melanoma Skin Cancer Public Awareness lecture on 14th May (tomorrow!) at 6pm in the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.

You’ll be hearing from consultant dermatologist Dr Cal Condon from the Irish Cancer society and from a mother of a skin cancer victim with regard to:

  • Melanoma Awareness in Ireland
  • Prevention, Detection and Treatment
  • Learning how to check you moles correctly
  • Sun Safety

Plus, all attendees will receive a FREE La Roche-Posay goodie bag with full sized products. Head to to register for the event – I have been to a couple of talks like this and while they scare the life out of you and have you running home to shower in factor 50, they are really informative, so it will be well worth it.

If you have the chance,  go – especially as research released today from Hamilton, the Australian suncare brand, reveals that 23% of Irish women never use sunscreen, and only 29% know that skin cancer is the number one cancer in Ireland. Frightening stuff.

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13 Replies to "Stay Safe in the Sun This Summer with Melanoma Skin Cancer Public Awareness Lecture"

  • xgirl says:

    Brilliant, just registered to go along to this!

  • dressjunkie says:

    That sounds like an excellent idea.
    I was so ignorant until I burnt myself tanning before my wedding. Sheer vanity made me cook myself daily in one of those stand up yokes. Shortly after & when I inevitably let the tanning lull I noticed all the pigmentation irregularities and damage I had done. Thread veins etc. Plus I’m covered in moles. Wtf was I thinking?!
    Never ever again.

  • Breige says:

    Great idea!I was just thinking the other day that I’ll need to buy some suncream

  • Gingerrama says:

    Excellent. Speaking as a pale-blue person who’s worn sunscreen every day for the last ten years, ever since the scare of a Thing To Be Reoved from the neck. It was OK in the end, but I was very very very scared and wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Plus, there’s so many great sunscreens out there, and moisturisers with sunscreens – and even using SPF 15 / PPD 6-8 daily, rain or shine, makes a huge difference.

    And goody bags … Love the Hamilton, by the way. One of the few physical-only sunscreens in Ireland (the sensitive one), and the most affordable by far.

  • Tiddles says:

    I’m all signed up to go – defo. Get awful bad sunburn every year, despite lashing on the factor 50. So hopefully it’ll be as informative as it sounds.

    Feel like a bit of a freak going on my own, though! Haha.

  • Zie says:

    Have signed up to go, will be on my own too :)

    On the topic of sun protection, can anyone tell me where in Dublin one can get any of the Hamilton range of sun care?

    I’m currently using La Roche Posay on my face, but haven’t found a cream that I find comfortable to wear everywhere else.

  • sarah says:

    dress junie, that’s scary stuff alright. remember years ago having a go in a sunbed.. those free 3 min trials. the fact that my freckles were all noticeable darker after 3 mins, scared the crap out of me. Factor 50 all the way. Was looking for eye cream with spf in healthfood shop the other day and the girl in there told me irish people don’t have to wear suncream, spacer.

  • ladyelvis says:

    I’m a La Roche Posay convert – SPF50 all the way and just started using Clarins SPF30 for eyes. Can’t believe I used to tan my face in the sun with no sun cream-seeing the effects now, but hoping I can prevent further damange. Scary stuff.

  • Gingerrama says:

    Zie: I got Hamilton in McCabe’s – seen it in some other independents too. Same for La Roche-Posay, Vichy, etc.

    2nd ladyelvis on the Clarins SPF30 eye cream – fabulous stuff!

  • Zie says:

    Really enjoyed the talk this evening. The goodie bag is fab!

    Definitely worth the extra couple of minutes using sun protection for the effect it will have on your skin later on.

  • Kirstie says:

    Zie – glad you got something out of it!

  • dreamgirl says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this girls – a really informative talk and great goody bag (3 full size products!)
    Going on a sun holiday hopefully in a few weeks and definitely going to cover up with SPF 50 and cute summer dresses.

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