You may have noticed that I’m a bit obsessed with avoiding the sun. I’m a pale Irish girl with a lot of red headed relatives. I freckle and burn, no tan in sight. I’ve tried to do the tanning thing in the past (I’ve never tanned in a bed, only outside), but with little success. By default I’ve embraced the pale, happy about the anti-aging benefits of my choice.
Not everyone is lucky with their sun exposure. My husband’s uncle died of Melanoma at 41. A friend of the family was diagnosed at 18 (she’s had Mohs surgery and is now fine). I watched an 8 year old die of Melanoma as a pediatrics resident.
In the last 24 hours I’ve had five family members post this video to their Facebook pages.