Stephens Memorial Hospital Begins
No Sun for Baby Program
NORWAY, ME - Stephens
Memorial Hospital recently received funding from The
Maine Comprehensive Cancer Consortium's Skin Cancer Task
Force, the American Cancer Society, and the Maine
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to support the No
Sun for Baby Program.
The No Sun for Baby
Program was developed by the Skin Cancer Task Force, a
sub-set of the Maine Cancer Consortium, in 2001.
The purpose of the program is to educate new parents
about the importance of sun protection for babies and
children. Sun protection throughout childhood and
adolescence is a major part of lowering the risk of skin
cancer later in life.
As part of the
effort to help new parents protect their children from
overexposure to the sun, and a package handed out to
patients will provide pamphlets, a hat, sunglasses, and
beach ball for baby. For more information on the
No Sun for Baby Program, contact The Birthplace at
Stephens Memorial Hospital, (207) 743-5933
Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which
is part of the Maine Health® family. Visit Western
Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.