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the right. Image: Jeremy Rush / Knight Cancer Institute
I've gotten to cross quite a few items off the bucket list this spring. Here's a photo of me with Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (plus Dr. Brian Druker and a handful of Oregon legislators) at the House Bill 2896 signing ceremony last week. It was deeply gratifying to be involved in the passage of this important piece of legislation. I hope other states are taking note. Oregon was the third state in the nation to pass a bill limiting minors under age 18 from using indoor UV tanning beds. The law will go into effect January 2014.
Also, just posted today--Read about my experience with tanning and melanoma on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute website.