Protecting yourself from a sunny day |

Protecting yourself from a sunny day

Steven Sekelik
Steven Sekelik/Enterprise

EAGLE – Retired school teachers Linda Jones and Kathy Dee handed out wide-brimmed hats at Brush Creek Elementary school and told students how to protect themselves from the sun.Members of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary organization comprised of active and retired teachers, are on a “sun-safety” mission.

“Our project of work is to conduct sun-safety education in Eagle County schools,” Jones said. “This year we are working with preschool children.”Jones taught the children how to avoid sunburns – wear sunscreen and a sturdy hat with a brim to protect the face, neck and ears.

“People think that putting on sunscreen once per day is enough to protect your skin,” Jones said. “It is just as important to wear hats and clothing with sun-protection ratings to safeguard against dangerous sun rays.”The rate of skin cancer in Colorado rivals Florida and California because of the altitude and how sunlight reflects off snow, Jones said.

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