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Gerrie Summers

Gabrielle Union Helps Fight Against Skin Cancer

By June 7, 2011

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In case you haven't noticed, I've been joining dermatologists to bug people of color to wear sunscreen. I'm happy to see that actress Gabrielle Union appears in a one-minute PSA to help get the word out about the skin cancer threat to ethnic people. The Neutrogena Brand Ambassador joins actresses Jennifer Garner and Miranda Cosgrove in the Choose Skin Health video. Neutrogena and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery teamed up to create the PSA to help educate the public about this growing problem.

One third of both Hispanics (33%) and African Americans (31%) believe they do not need to wear sunscreen daily because they have darker complexions. As few as 48% of melanomas in African Americans are diagnosed at an early stage, compared to 74% in Hispanics and 84% in Caucasians, so everyone, regardless of skin color can get cancer.

Learn how to protect yourself this summer.


Photo: Gabrielle Union at a Neutrogena-sponsored beauty event/Courtesy of Neutrogena

See more about sun safety:

Sun Safety for Ethnic Women

4 Reasons Why Latinas Should Wear Sunscreen

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