College to offer free Skin Cancer Awareness Month workshop

05.01.2018 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

PASADENA, Texas – Summer is approaching, and that means plenty of sunbathers. With more than 5 million people diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States each year, the Community Education Center at San Jacinto College will host a free workshop about the risks and ways to prevent this form of cancer.

Skin Cancer: Reduce Your Risk will be held from 12 to 1 p.m., on Wednesday, May 9, on the San Jacinto College Central Campus in observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This event is in collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center. Topics will include skin cancer detection, screening exams, risk factors and preventable behaviors. The workshop will also address how to tell which sunscreen is best for specific types of outdoor activities, as skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

The Community Education Center is located in the Interactive Learning Center, C-1.108. To reserve a seat at the Skin Cancer: Reduce Your Risk workshop, email communityeducation@sjcd.edu.

About San Jacinto College 

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. 

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