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Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan.

 W Wear sun protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses year-round.
 A Apply recommended amounts of broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sunburn protection factor (SPF) ≥ 30 to all exposed skin and reapply every two hours, or as needed.
 R Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin and report suspicious changes to a parent or healthcare provider.
 E Educate your family and community about the need to be SunAWARE.
Martin TouheyMartin Touhey has been a SunAWARE Educator for the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation since 2007. Prior to this, he was a teacher at the Halifax Elementary School for 30 years. Martin holds a B. S. in Elementary Education from Boston State College and a Masters in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College. He is the past Chairman of the Halifax Cultural Council and now serves on the Halifax School Council. Martin is an avid beekeeper and gardener.
Flynn HeadshotMaura Flynn joined our team of SunAWARE educators in 2016.  She has over thirty years experience working in the field of skin cancer. She received an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College, a Bachelor's of Science in Health Care Administration and a Master's of Arts in Public Policy both from New England College. She holds a Dermatology Nursing Certification (DNC) and is the Past President of the Dermatology Nurses' Association. She is a member of the DNA's Health Policy & Advocacy Committee, advocating for nurses and patients both locally and nationally. She is the winner of the 2017 Dermatology Nurses' Association President's Award. As a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, she has trained staff on safety protocols. She is a grandmother, avid skiier, and lover of jazz and blues music.

MaryelleMEM Headshot 2015n Maguire-Eisen has taught the SunAWARE Curriculum in hundreds of  schools during the past fifteen years.  She has lectured nationally on skin cancer prevention and early detection and published extensively.  She holds a Master's Degree in Science from Simmons College.  She completed her graduate thesis, Knowledge of Melanoma and How It Relates to Clinical Practice, under the direction of Dr. Howard Koh and Professor Alan Geller. The study was published in the Oncology Nursing Forum.  She is married and has two grown children.  She loves teaching, golfing, the beach and hiking in World's End. 



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