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Take the
‘Tanning is Out’ Challenge

Did you know that melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancers for youth between the ages of 15 and 29? By leading the Canadian Cancer Society’s Tanning is Out Challenge you can help change this!

What if...

Health was
more important
than that healthy
looking glow?

What’s the challenge all about?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Canada, and is almost entirely preventable. Now is your chance to influence your friends and classmates, challenging them to pledge to be tan-free for vacations, the summer, and for grad and prom. The Jersey Shore look is not cool; what’s cool is rocking your natural skin tone.

The Tanning is Out Challenge is a student-led initiative that empowers youth to educate their classmates and friends on the risks of indoor and outdoor tanning and to encourage them to pledge be tan-free.

This spring help spread the word at your school that tanning is totally out. Your role as a Tanning is Out Challenge Leader is to get as many of your peers as possible to pledge to be tan-free - that means no tanning indoors (tanning beds or booths) or deliberate tanning outdoors.

Why is the challenge so important?

Indoor and outdoor tanning causes cancer

  • According to the World Health Organization, exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) from the sun or tanning devices is a known carcinogen
  • Tanning beds can expose you to 5x more radiation than the sun
  • Effects of tanning are irreversible

Exposure to UVR early in life increases the risk of skin cancer

  • Sun damage is cumulative
  • DNA damage is often not properly repaired, and this can lead to cancer

The Goals

Get people talking about dangers of tanning
Collect as many pledges as possible
Decrease outdoor and indoor tanning among youth
Spread awareness about the Tanning is Out Challenge

Want to lead
the challenge in your

Here’s everything
you need to know!

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