Melanoma Cancer Patient’s Last Wish Was To Raise Awareness About Tanning Beds

According to the Food and Drug Administration, it is estimated that about 30 million Americans use indoor tanning beds each year, 2.3 million of those being teenagers. The devices are linked to 400,000 cases of skin cancer each year! Why do people still use them?

Ashley's tanning obsession

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Ashley Trenner started on her tanning when she was in high school. Over the years, her regiment went as far as to be tanned every day of the year. UV light increases the release of feel-good chemicals that generate feelings of well-being, which is why tanning can become a sick addiction.

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What tanning beds can do to you

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Ashley Trenner grew up in the state of Washington. The cloudy and rainy climate doesn’t make it easy to maintain a year-round tan. She visited tanning beds for 15 years straight.

Ashley lost her battle against melanoma cancer on March 15, 2013. Her final wish was to raise awareness of this unnecessary pandemic that is sweeping our nation’s youth.

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