CarePoint Health Lunch and Learn Lecture Series Presents: “Live Sun Smart”

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Community invited to attend free presentation at all three CarePoint Health hospitals. Teri Festa, from the Live SunSmart Foundation, to speak on sun safety

CarePoint Health has partnered with the Live SunSmart Foundation to present the next event in the Lunch and Learn free lecture series: “Live Sun Smart”. The community is invited for lunch and a fascinating lecture to learn about how to stay safe and healthy in the sun during the summer months. The events will take place at all three CarePoint Health hospitals in June.

Everyone wants to have fun in the sun during the summer, but it’s important to enjoy the sun safely. Prolonged exposure to the sun puts people at risk for melanoma, and yet, this is the most curable form of cancer when found early. Live SunSmart is a presentation for community members 12 years and older to learn about the importance of being “SunSmart”. The presentation will explore how to take precautions when engaging in sports, outdoor activities, and daily living. Early detection of melanoma is important, so participants will be encouraged to be proactive and to seek out skin screenings.

This important event will be presented by Teri Festa, who serves as the Executive Director of the Live SunSmart Foundation. The organization seeks to promote healthy fun in the sun while raising awareness of skin cancer in order to save lives. The mission of the Live SunSmart Foundation is to teach everyone – no matter their race, color, age, gender or ethnicity – how to live safely with the sun by making the application of sunscreen and other sun safe practices a normal part of people’s everyday routine.

The CarePoint Health Lunch and Learn program is part of an ongoing series that brings together community members to learn about the specialties, research and critical work being performed at Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center and Christ Hospital. Each event will feature a prominent health care leader and will include a free lunch for attendees.

The presentation, “Live Sun Smart” will take place at the following locations and times:

Bayonne Medical Center
Monday, June 2
Registration Closed

Christ Hospital
Thursday, June 19
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
176 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, Staff Rooms A and B
Please register by Tuesday, June 17: 201.795.8619

Hoboken University Medical Center
Tuesday, June 10
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
308 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, Assumption Hall
Please register by Friday,
June 6: 201.418.2381

For more information about the Lunch and Learn lecture series, contact:
Allyson Miller
CarePoint Health
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 201-858-5297
Fax: 973-646-5563
Email: AMiller(at)bayonnemedicalcenter(dot)org

About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center - CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. And at CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, http://www.carepointhealth.org.

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