Learn How to Have a Sun-Safe Summer at Smith Haven Mall

May is designated as National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month and with summer right around the corner, it’s important to know how to keep your family sun-safe during all your outdoor activities. On Saturday, May 7, don’t miss an interactive, fun and educational event for the whole family that promotes sun safety and provides information about preventing skin cancer. The event will feature activities such as:

  • Interacting with Long Island Aquarium critters
  • Mascot appearances from Stony Brook’s Wolfie, Urban Air’s Urbie, and Splish from Splish Splash
  • Magic tricks, a balloon artist and a caricaturist 
  • Free giveaways
  • And more!

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. with 1 in 5 people being diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Healthcare experts from Stony Brook Cancer Center and Stony Brook Dermatology Associates will be on hand to answer questions and provide resources pertaining to sun safety, including prevention and resources for skin cancer screening.

For more information visit, https://cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu/CancerCenterEvents/SunSafetyEvent2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Noon to 3 PM

 WHERE: Smith Haven Mall

313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755

This event will take place in the mall’s Center Court 

Pediatric and adult dermatologists from Stony Brook Medicine Including Dr. Adrienne Haughton, Director of Medical and Cosmetic Services at Stony Brook Medicine, who will be available for media interviews between 12pm – 1pm

Representatives from healthcare and community partners Local families Editor’s Note: Dr. Haughton is available for virtual interviews in the days prior to the event to discuss sun safety, share facts about ultraviolet (UV) rays, and offer guidelines and resources on skin cancer concerns. Dr. Haughton breaks down what you need to know to be sun safe this summer in these videos.


EVENT HEALTHCARE PARTNERS: Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) 

Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign 

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Stony Brook Dermatology Associates 


 The Adventure Park at Long Island

Long Island Aquarium

Long Island Canoe Kayak Rentals

Long Island Family

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County

Great South Bay Music Festival

Magic Aid


Smith Haven Mall

Splish Splash

WBAB 102.3/106.1 WBLI

Wild Play Jones Beach

Urban Air Adventure Park

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