A free skin cancer awareness seminar is being hosted by Kearney County Health Services on January 19 at the Minden Country Club.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature Elliot Rustad, M.D., and Renee Grams, APRN, and free melanoma screenings will be offered. No registration is necessary.
Dr. Rustad and Grams will cover many aspects of skin cancer including the different types, prevention, screening methods, what people should look for, and how often people need to be screened, as well as what steps should be taken if someone has a skin cancer diagnosis.
A free skin damage screening, provided by Two-Rivers Health Department, will also be offered.
Rebekah Mussman, chief financial officer of Kearney County Health Services, said that the seminar is aimed at a wide audience of people.
Children and teenagers will benefit from the awareness of skin cancer and the methods of prevention, while adults can learn how to help their children prevent melanoma, what skin damage they have, and what to do if diagnosed with skin cancer.
The seminar is free and open to the public because of the generous fundraising by the Minden High School volleyball team.
“In 2010, 2011, and 2012, we were recipients of some of the funds they raised at the ‘Crush It For Cancer,’ ” Mussman said. “This entire event is funded by the money that they raised. We’re very thankful that they thought of us.”
For more information contact Mary Bunger at Kearney County Health Services: Call 832-3400 ext. 2300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org