A Great Turnout at Mission Lobstermen’s Health Issues Event

BAR HARBOR, ME — On July 16 Maine Seacoast Mission’s Island Health hosted a lobstermen’s health issues event at the Matinicus school. Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN said in a brief email, “Had a wonderful trip…and…a great turnout.”

Dr. Kerry Lavigne, a Dermatologist from Camden, ME, traveled to Matinicus with her family and Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN on board the “Robin R” water taxi. Dr. Lavigne volunteered her time to do skin cancer screenings, and to share information about skin cancer prevention and protection.

On average one in five people get skin cancer. Lobstermen are at particular risk. Dr. Lavigne screened eighteen people during hours complimenting lobstermen’s schedules.

At the same time, Lani Carlson of University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine AgrAbility chatted with lobstermen about work place safety, occupational health an adaptive support for fishing.