Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 PM
Presented by Dover High School teens Katy Duncan and Gracen Gerbig
This presentation will detail the research Katy and Gracen performed studying the effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin. Both teens are members of Dover High School’s Health Professionals Affinity Community Group, or HPAC.
“This organization encourages students to initiate the improvement of community health issues,” says Nikki Antonucci, HPAC advisor. “With prom season on the way, both Katy and Gracen want to educate our teens about the hazards of tanning and the dangerous effects of ultraviolet radiation. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend.”
During this presentation, Duncan and Gerbig will also be discussing what causes skin cancer, how to identify skin cancer, how to prevent damage from UV rays, and how UV rays lead to early aging. “Our library staff have been so impressed with Katy and Gracen’s research,” says Jim Gill, library director. “Because skin cancer is so common and so devastating, any opportunity to educate and inform the community–especially teens–is very valuable.”
Teens attending the program will be eligible to win a variety of door prizes, including an iTunes gift card. For more information about this program or to register, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123
. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street, directly across the street from Dover High School.