Laura is extra busy this week with being in creative overdrive with items for the Live Sale this upcoming Sunday. In addition, she is attending various year end function at the school for her children. Therefore, I am working on the blog this week. After spending this Wednesday morning working, Laura was headed to PNC Park to see her youngest perform the Star-Spangled Banner with his sixth grade band mates prior to the baseball game. I wished them all good luck and was excited for them since the weather is absolutely one of the most gorgeous days we have had so far this year in Pittsburgh. Sunny, light breeze, lows 70s and not a cloud in the sky. Truly amazing! This sparked a reminder in Laura to put her sunscreen and hat on before heading to the game.
Here is Laura, her husband and son at the Pirate’s game today. In addition to the beautiful weather, the Pirates pulled off a 5-3 win. Raise the Jolly Roger!
Round Up for Charity – Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation
As you may or may not know, My Home Matters supports the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation by making quarterly donations from our Round Up for charity program. Thanks to each of you, My Home Matters has been able to donate $551.90 (as of March 31, 2022) to the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation to date! Pennies do add up! Your simply gesture of checking the Round Up for Charity box upon checkout with your MHM orders throughout the past 3.5 years has helped the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation continue to do great things. So why does MHM choose to donate to the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation? We do this in honor and memory of Laura’s amazing and talented father. Laura lost her father to melanoma 4 years ago. His wood working talents are part of the reason Laura enjoys working with wood herself.
It is easy to partake in this program, upon check out make sure you click the donation box.
Other Ways You Can Help
There are other way you can help the Melanoma Foundation while doing something good for yourself too. They are hosting a 5K event on June 11th. This will be both in-person at Corrigan Drive in South Park with an option to participate “virtually” anywhere in the US. The in-person event will take place on June 11th at 9AM. Registration fee includes a moisture-wicking t-shirt, bib number, and timing chip.
This was taken from the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation website:
Melanoma Monday in May
The first Monday in May is Melanoma Monday. It is a good way and time to remember to make sure if you see a spot to check that spot.
According to the American Melanoma Foundation, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. You can learn more through The American Melanoma Foundation.
Prevention with Sun Protection
What can you do to prevent your chances of developing skin cancer? Make sure you wear some type of sun protected clothing and/or sunscreen when outside. It should become part of your daily routine just like brushing your teeth. The harmful UV rays are ALWAYS out not just when you are at the beach, at the baseball game, working in the yard. Even during the winter months you should make sure you are using smart sun protection for yourself. Other prevention things you should do is self examination and regular dermatology appointments. The American Melanoma Foundation has great resources on prevention.
Remember to grab your sunscreen before heading out to enjoy the gorgeous sunny weather. Your sunscreen should be readily available and easy to use. Most importantly, the vitamin D is great for you and your well being!