Cincinnati, Ohio – March 27, 2017 – The Gingers and Company club at Saint Ursula Academy is passionate about sun safety. The students’ goal is to educate others on the importance of wearing sunscreen and staying safe in the sun. Gingers and Co. meets regularly during the school year to plan events like spray tanning and movie nights to raise money and awareness about skin cancer and how to prevent it. Students saved proceeds from two years of spray tanning and movie events, raising enough to make a generous donation of $550 to Melanoma Know More. This local agency was started by doctors, patients and families affected by melanoma to help reduce the impact of this deadly form of skin cancer through awareness and education.
Melanoma is the second deadliest form of cancer for young people aged 16-29 and the more deadly cancer in young adults aged 25-29. Saint Ursula Academy President Lelia Keefe Kramer ’77 moderates the club, and as a “ginger” herself, understands the importance of raising melanoma awareness.
“A group of students brought this issue to my attention and it became apparent that we needed to form a club to help spread the word about staying safe in the sun,” said Kramer. “For me, it’s so rewarding to work with these amazing girls and know that we are doing something together that could save a life.”
For more information about staying safe in the sun, or for a list of FREE Skin Cancer Screening Clinics around the area, visit http://melanomaknowmore.com/
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. 86% of the Class of 2016 earned college scholarships totaling more than $22-million.
Photo : Gingers and Co. Officers present a check to Melanoma Know More. Shows L-R: Anna Waterkotte of Hyde Park, Kris Luebbers of Melanoma Know More, Sarah Geraghty ’18 of Western Hills, Alex Vierling of Harrison, OH, and Caroline Waddell of Anderson Twp.