CITY OF TORONTO AND MELANOMA CHARITIES OFFER FREE SUNSCREEN IN PARKS THIS SUMMER
Following the success of the #BeSunSafe program in waterfront parks last year, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, the Douglas Wright Foundation and the City of Toronto have expanded their public health
program to provide free sunscreen in select parks this summer. The purpose of the #BeSunSafe program is to prevent skin cancer by raising awareness of the importance of sun protection.
The Health Canada-approved SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen will be available at 75 dispensers in parks along the waterfront and in new locations including High Park, Riverdale Farm and Evergreen Brick Works. The dispensers will be installed in July and will be available until the end of September.
Last year, 50 sunscreen dispensers helped to protect up to 94,000 Torontonians and raised significant skin cancer prevention awareness.
The 2018 program won the Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award.
“Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. Protecting your skin in the sun is the best way to reduce your risk of skin cancer. We look forward to another summer of empowering Torontonians to be sun safe,” said Danielle Paterson, Executive Director of the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund.
Visit besunsafe.ca for more information about the 2019 #BeSunSafe program.