Town and Northwell to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening in Massapequa

Town and Northwell to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening in Massapequa

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced a partnership with Northwell Health to host a Free Skin Cancer Screening on Friday, August 9th, from 12pm – 2pm at Marjorie Post Community Park, located on Merrick Road in Massapequa. This free skin cancer screening places the health and wellness of residents as a priority throughout the dog days of summer, following the successful installation of free sunscreen dispensers all Town pools and beaches, as well as the golf course, which had also been provided by Northwell Health. “We’re so proud to partner with Northwell Health throughout the summer to protect the health and wellness of our residents from the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to the sun without the proper preventative measures. This free skin cancer screening provides an opportunity for residents to receive a free skin examination performed by a board-certified dermatologist,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This awareness and outreach program further promotes a mindfulness of the potential dangers of increased sun exposure.” The Free Skin Cancer Screeningwill be conducted at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa by the dedicated and qualified staffs of Plainview Hospital and Syosset Hospital.  Screenings will be performed on a first-come, first-serve basis (no appointments required or accepted) and residents are encouraged to come dressed appropriately for the event (wearing bathing suit and flip flops). Screening participants must be age 18 or older. Supervisor Saladino added, “Sunscreen is extremely important as skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, so I urge residents to take advantage of this opportunity and come down to Marjorie Post Park for this FREE skin cancer screening event.” For more information about Northwell Health Dermatology or to schedule an appointment, call (516) 719-DERM or visitwww.northwell.edu/dermatology