Comprehensive and UNLV Partner to Provide Free Sunscreen to Fans
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is extending its popular and successful Protect Your Fun in the Sun program with a new partnership with UNLV. The partnership, which will provide free sunscreen kiosks throughout Sam Boyd Stadium before and during UNLV Rebel football games.
Community initiatives, such as the ones advanced by Comprehensive Cancer Centers and UNLV, are ongoing to elevate awareness about the benefits of regular sunscreen use with regard to lowering risks for skin cancers including melanoma. While awareness increases in many age groups, outreach to effect change in younger populations can be a challenge.
Roughly 71 percent of adults said they usually or always practice at least one of the three sun-protective behaviors (use sunscreen, wear sun-protective clothing, or seek shade), among high school students, 13 percent of girls and 7 percent of boys reported they routinely used a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher when they were outside for more than an hour.
There are encouraging results regarding the use of sunscreen among younger people, and how that use is yielding benefits. A recent publication in Science Daily reported that sunscreen use is having great results in lowering cancer risks for young people. A recent study has found that Australians aged 18-40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent, compared to those who rarely used sunscreen.
Programs, such as Comprehensive’s Protect Your Fun in the Sun have been successful in helping increase awareness in the general public and Comprehensive is excited to expand the program to help make students, alumni and fans of all ages at UNLV even more aware of the benefits of being sun smart.
The Protect Your Fun in the Sun program currently has sunscreen locations throughout the valley at popular outdoor event locations, including Springs Preserve, Downtown Summerlin, Cadence master-planned community, Wet’n’Wild, as well as during Las Vegas 51s day games.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers Can Help
Comprehensive Cancer Centers provides a variety of treatment options including: chemotherapy, radiation therapy and clinical research for the treatment of skin cancer and melanoma. For a complete list of clinical research studies currently being conducted at Comprehensive, please click here. To schedule an appointment with the team at Comprehensive, please call 702-952-3350.
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