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Emily Vollmer Named Co-Chairperson for Don’t Fry Day Committee

The Fund’s Health Promotion Manager Emily Vollmer has been chosen as Co-Chairperson for the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP)’s Don’t Fry Day committee. She has been a member of the committee since 2016 and will assume her new responsibilities starting this June. In her new role, Vollmer will work to expand the impact and reach of the NCSCP’s annual Don’t Fry Day campaign, an initiative that aims to raise awareness about sun safety and skin cancer prevention.

LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer Michael F. Sabitoni
LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer Michael F. Sabitoni

“The Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund (LHSFNA) has worked closely with the NCSCP for over a decade, and we’re excited to continue this important partnership,” says LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer and LHSFNA Labor Trustee Michael F. Sabitoni. “We have the utmost confidence in Emily’s expertise and know she will be an excellent leader on this committee.”

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and 90 percent of skin cancers are preventable, yet incidence rates continue to rise. Skin cancer prevention is a top priority at the Fund, as many LIUNA members work outside in the sun. Vollmer has played an integral role in promoting sun-safe behaviors, including managing the Fund’s hallmark Sun Sense Plus campaign that delivers educational materials and sun-protection products to members across the U.S. and Canada.

“Helping LIUNA members live healthier lives is a passion of mine, and I’m excited to use my expertise in this new role to promote sun safety,” says Vollmer. “I admire the work of the NCSCP and look forward to continuing our partnership and bettering constituents’ lives.”

About The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

The NCSCP has been a trusted resource for the nation’s skin cancer prevention community since 1998. Today, the council works with over 45 organizations, agencies and associations to prevent skin cancer through education, advocacy and raising awareness. Its primary goals include:

  • Educating its members on the latest skin cancer prevention information, best practices, resources and research findings.
  • Advocating for the importance of skin cancer prevention on the local, state and national levels.
  • Raising public awareness of skin cancer incidence, risk factors and prevention.

About Don’t Fry Day

To help reduce these rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the sun’s UV rays, the NCSCP has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day to encourage sun safety awareness. The campaign launches right before the start of summer as a reminder for everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors for the coming months.

“During the past few years, Emily has been an integral part of the Don’t Fry Day campaign and has demonstrated a tremendous amount of wisdom and knowledge,” says NCSCP Executive Director John D. Antonishak. “We’re excited to welcome her to this new role, where we know she will shine.”

For a look at some of what Emily has been working on to promote Don’t Fry Day and sun-safe practices all summer long, check out our latest video:

[Hannah Sabitoni]

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