You may have already watched this video. I found it posted on a good friends Facebook wall. She has had some skin cancer removed which makes it all the more poignant. I have another friend who has a family history and gets checked thoroughly once a year and yet still takes risks with her skin (I won’t mention any names but it rhymes with bracy…without an e).
I admit I too feel very nervous when I think back to my young teens and remember the foolish ways I treated my skin. Baby oil was all we ever lathered ourselves with at the beach when I lived in Australia. I’ve had some very severe burns in my life; one while I was in Hawaii was so bad that I had the scar on my chest for years.
I hope this video will be shown again and again and will make an impact on the young teens and twenty-somethings that believe baking their bodies is attractive. Where I am in Florida right now, we have seen many people whose skin has been thoroughly abused and they look at least twenty years older than they should. Their skin is like an old leather boot. Not. Attractive.
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From the creators of this video:
This film was made possible thanks to the generosity of real Canadians and Americans whose lives have been touched by melanoma. These are not actors. We cannot thank this group enough for sharing their stories with us.