• By Dana Sparks

“Have Fun in the Sun, But Be Sun Smart”

May 8, 2015

Many teenagers and sometimes their parents think melanoma won't happen to people under 20, so skin cancer cases in children aren't detected as early as physicians would like.

To get the message out to kids of all ages about the importance of skin cancer prevention, Mayo Clinic created a cartoon-style public service announcement, "Have Fun in the Sun, But Be Sun Smart." In the PSA, two animal moles enjoy a sunny day at the beach. One is protected from the sun. The other isn't, gets a sunburn that ruins his day and develops a skin mole that sends him to the doctor, who explains the danger of skin cancer and the importance of sun smarts: using sunscreen, skipping tanning beds, seeking shade and getting spots checked.

Journalists: The PSA is available for  broadcast in the downloads. 

The song "Sunburn Goofin" All Day is used with permission of Meeko/Big Electric Music.

 

Too bad DMC is making it impossible for the average Rochester resident to afford a home. I'm not sure where they are expecting all of these people to live with home and rent prices the way they are.

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It does feel like the average person is left in the dust.

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Thank you Mayo Clinic for your commitment to using union construction workers as they are guaranteed safe working conditions and fair wages. My husband happens to be one of the union construction workers and we greatly appreciate Mayo's commitment to the local unions. It is wonderful to see that the Mayo values are considered when choosing which construction companies to hire.

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@brendajech

It does feel like the average person is left in the dust.

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My thoughts exactly when I read luxury hotel.

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@meganremtema

Too bad DMC is making it impossible for the average Rochester resident to afford a home. I'm not sure where they are expecting all of these people to live with home and rent prices the way they are.

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That's why I commute an hour each way. I can't afford a home in the area that is in a kid-safe neighborhood.

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Rochester recently made the news as being ranked the 3rd worst city, in its size category, in the USA, for affordable housing. Mayo has been in the news recently, as advocating for more affordable housing. The reality is that there is not enough affordable housing for the support staff who will be needed by the businesses which move into Rochester as a part of DMC. This problem will only amplify, as DMC progresses. More needs to be done on this front, or DMC will collapse without the support staff needed to make it function.

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Chateau Theater: $6 million to purchase, and additional $1 million to support limited use and make "upgrades required to make it safe for public use". A great use of public money!

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Is the high speed rail still in the works it would be of huge benefit to elevate housing and parking concerns?

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@meganremtema

Too bad DMC is making it impossible for the average Rochester resident to afford a home. I'm not sure where they are expecting all of these people to live with home and rent prices the way they are.

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In addition to non-affordable housing, the commercial real estate prices and rents are also way too high. It is extremely difficult for new small businesses to start and existing ones to continue their business in downtown.

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