Utah Cancer Survivorship Conference, June 1
This year's theme is "Hope Grows Here." The conference will be on June 1, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, UT.
Check out all of the great things UCAN members have done to decrease the burden of cancer in Utah by visiting our new "Success Stories" page at ucan.cc/success_stories! This month, we've featured the Utah County Health Department and Habitat for Humanity of Utah County.
Each month we'll feature a different success, so be sure to submit your story to email@example.com. Click here to see the guidelines for submitting a story.
Julien Puzey Award Nominations
The Julien Puzey Award is presented at the annual Utah Cancer Survivorshiop Conference to a person in the community who has made a significant contribution in the area of cancer survivorship. The award can be given to a survivor or a public health professional.
To submit a nomination, please include a 4-5 sentence biography/summary that includes:
Please email your nominations to Jenni Bloomfield at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Utah Community Cancer Resource Guide 2012
The Huntsman Cancer Institute and UCAN have released the 2012 Utah Community Cancer Resource Guide!
This guide holds a lot of great information for cancer survivors and their loved ones. Topics include support groups and financial assistance among other things.
Wear sunscreen to protect your skin!
Utah has one of the two highest rates of new melanoma skin cancer cases in the country. To protect your skin from the sun, be sure to wear sunscreen, cover up, and find shade.
Have you tested your home?
Winter is a great time to test your home for radon! Do you know what radon is? Have you tested your home for it? Follow these steps to help keep your family safe from radon:
1. Test your home for radon gas.
2. If your test results are 4 pCi/L or higher, fix your home by installing a radon mitigation system in order to lower the levels of radon.
Implementing Evidence-based Practices
Looking for resources to help you plan effective programs? Check out our new section on Implementing Evidence-based Practices here!
Cancer Research License Plate
Did you know you can get a license plate showing your support for cancer research? Check it out here!
Utah's State Cancer Plan