The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will launch its new “Check Yourself” cancer awareness program at the 2013 Orion Music + More festival outside of Detroit, Michigan this weekend. Wendy Dio, widow of the late singer and fund president/founder, along with the fund's co-founder/medical director Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, MD will pass out sunscreen from the Dio Cancer Fund booth in an effort to educate attendees about skin cancer awareness and prevention due to the damaging effects of the sun at this and other outdoor summer events. In keeping with the Fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education, the Check Yourself campaign encourages people to be aware of preventative measures available, self-detection and when to seek the advice of a physician.
Said Wendy Dio: "I would like to thank our friends METALLICA and their management for giving our organization this opportunity to bring awareness of skin cancer directly to their fans in this manner. This is a very important message because early detection does save lives."
In addition, Dr. Kapoor will also conduct a special workshop on skin cancer prevention and self-detectionduring the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee.