Emerson Hospital Teams with IMPACT Melanoma to Sponsor 15 Sunscreen Dispensers
Emerson Hospital Teams with IMPACT Melanoma to Sponsor 15 Sunscreen Dispensers in Concord and Surrounding Communities
By: IMPACT Melanoma
"We are very pleased that Emerson Hospital is committed to reducing the number of people diagnosed with skin cancer and is working with us to ensure sunscreen is available in popular and convenient areas this summer," said Deb Girard, IMPACT's Executive Director.
Emerson Hospital is sponsoring the bright yellow sunscreen dispensers that are installed throughout the area. The dispensers, manufactured by Bright Guard, are monitored regularly and replenished as needed, ensuring that everyone who needs sunscreen has easy access to it. Bright Guard's sunscreen is rated and recommended for use by children ages six-months and up, and adults.
"Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the Emerson Hospital service area, according to our recent Community Health Assessment,"
About IMPACT Melanoma
IMPACT is a national non-profit organization dedicated to working to reduce the incidence of melanoma. Committed to skin cancer prevention and early detection, we provide a variety of award-winning programs which aim to raise awareness and educate the public about skin cancer, as well as support services for those struggling with the disease. Visit www.IMPACTMelanoma.org.
About Practice Safe Skin
In response to the Surgeon General's 2014 Call to Action to address skin cancer as a major public concern, IMPACT Melanoma and partner Bright Guard, launched a pilot program called Practice Safe Skin during the summer of 2015 to donate free sunscreen throughout Boston parks and Massachusetts beaches at no cost to taxpayers. Following the success of the pilot program, the Practice Safe Skin initiative is expanding to offer cities and businesses across the country the ability to purchase and provide this public safety program. For more information, visit www.IMPACTMelanoma.org/
About Emerson Hospital
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional health centers in Sudbury, Groton and Westford, and urgent care centers in Hudson and Littleton. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.