In Memoriam: Glenna Kohl

In Memoriam: Glenna Kohl

by Jillian Blumberg On Thursday, November 20th, the Town of Barnstable lost one of our most well known and beloved lifeguards. Glenna Kohl passed away after her three year battle with Melanoma skin cancer. I had the privilege of lifeguarding with Glenna at Dowses...
The Truth About Tanning – Facts

The Truth About Tanning – Facts

Glenna was a tanner – whether at the beach or in a tanning bed – she was always tanning.  Once she learned what tanning can do to your body (and your life) she worked as long and hard as she could to try to discourage her peers from following that path.  These are...
Risk Factors for Melanoma

Risk Factors for Melanoma

Many factors can increase your risk for developing melanoma. These risk factors include: Fair skin, light eyes Many freckles Severe, blistering sunburns as a child or adult Family history of melanoma Having had melanoma in the past Non-cancerous, unusual looking moles...

Be Sun Wise

“Glenna Kohl, a 2001 graduate of Barnstable High School, was known for her smile, her positive outlook on life, and for her three-year battle against melanoma which she fought relentlessly until succumbing to the disease at the age of 26. In her honor, and to continue...

Think You Know Sunscreen?

“Your risk of getting skin cancer is real, with more than 2 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the sun is a known cause of skin cancer, it pays to protect it, every day, against UVA and UVB...