As summer comes to a close, it is important to remember to protect your skin from exposure to the sun. Melanoma is the most serious skin cancer —more than 1 million people are diagnosed with skin cancers each year in the U.S. The annual Safe in the Shade Ohio 5k walk takes place on Saturday, September 14 at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, with the goal of raising money for the Melanoma International Foundation. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented and if detected early, has a 95% cure rate. Walkers will receive a custom t-shirt and goodie bag as well as the chance to compete in raffles for a variety of prizes.

9am. Pre-registration is $20, day of, $25. Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd., Oregon – Shelter #3. To register, visit