The AAD has teamed up with Sun Shield and NYC Parks to provide sunscreen dispensers at 52 NYC Parks public pools throughout the five boroughs as part of a free sunscreen pilot program the agency is conducting at its beaches and pools this summer. Visitors can use these free dispensers to apply and reapply broad-spectrum, SPF 50 sunscreen during their time at the pool. “Millions flock to our beaches and pools each summer; spending hours under the sun,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “While New Yorkers are being water-safe, enjoying recreational activities and righting their minds, Parks also wants them to be sun-safe. We are excited to partner with AAD and Sun Shield on expanding our pilot program to also provide free sunscreen to the city’s pool-goers this summer, furthering their ability to protect their skin while on the go.” Making sunscreen dispensers more readily available in public places is an important step toward better sun safety for all. “In addition to applying sunscreen before you go in the pool, it’s important to reapply every two hours, or after swimming or sweating,” says dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, president of the AAD. “We encourage pool visitors to take advantage of this free sunscreen to ensure they’re protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays throughout the summer.” “Prevention is the first step in the fight against skin cancer, and we hope these free sunscreen dispensers will help New Yorkers take that step,” adds Sun Shield co-founder Tyler Haggstrom. “We appreciate the AAD’s support of our efforts to make free sunscreen available to the public.” SPOT™ + NYC Parks + Sun Shield = Providing sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer for over 1.9 million pool attendees. Learn more about the AAD’s efforts to prevent skin cancer by visiting the SPOT™ site visit: www.aad.org/prevent-skin-cancer
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