Font Size: A A A

Volunteers, partners the backbone of Sun Smart programs

12 December, 2021

NCC’s Sun Smart Nevada and its youth component Sun Smart Schools are two sure ways partner collaboration and volunteer support are helping create healthier communities across Nevada. The programs work to build a culture of sun safety for all Nevadans while promoting healthy outdoor activity.

Sun Smart Nevada thrives because of the commitment of essential volunteers. From updating school contacts, to compiling teacher and student educational materials, to teaching students or representing NCC at an outreach event, volunteers help NCC spread the Sun Smart message statewide.

UNLV medical students present sun safety information to youth at Boys and Girls Club in southern Nevada.

Through partnership with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, medical students are teaching students in northern and southern Nevada about sun safety. The presentations give young learners a chance to learn from community members and give medical students valuable experience in public health outreach.

Partnerships with businesses and the cancer care community have placed automatic sunscreen dispensers in dozens of schools and public places statewide.

If you can volunteer your time, contact, and she’ll put you to work! Or, contact NCC if you’d like to get your business or community involved.     

You May Also Like

UNR Skin Clinic students and physicians
Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic
  • skin cancer
  • sun smart nevada
  • University of Nevada-Reno
University of Nevada, Reno's Nevada Today reported on a recent skin cancer screening clinic hosted for the school's faculty, staff and student
Reno Sports Complex Manager Camille Porter with Brian Pienta from Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute
Local dermatologists sponsor sunscreen kiosks at regional parks
  • skin cancer
  • sun smart nevada
  • sunscreen
Five new sunscreen dispensers will be available just in time for summer vacation installed at parks in Reno, Sparks, Washoe C
doctor preparing to perform a colonoscopy
Prevention, screening still keys to reducing cancer burden
  • breast cancer screening
  • CDC
  • cervical cancer screening
  • colon cancer screening
  • colonoscopy
  • early detection
  • mammogram
  • Pap test
  • prevention
Cancer experts Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi