Comprehensive Cancer Centers Offers Free Sunscreen throughout Las Vegas Valley
To help the Las Vegas community stay protected from the sun, and to promote general sun safety awareness, Comprehensive Cancer Centers offers free sunscreen to visitors of Wet ‘n’ Wild, Las Vegas 51s day baseball games, Springs Preserve, Downtown Summerlin and Cadence master-planned community.
How to Access Free Sunscreen
Free sunscreen kiosks and dispensers are located at Wet’n’Wild, Downtown Summerlin, Cadence master-planned community, Springs Preserve and the Las Vegas 51s Cashman Field. The SPF 30 sunscreen is a paraben-free, oxybenzone-free and waterproof blend. The broad-spectrum sunscreen protects skin against potentially harmful UV-A and UV-B rays, when applied and reapplied appropriately.
“We began this proactive outreach to Southern Nevadans five years ago with simple awareness messaging and free sunscreen for guests at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas,” said Comprehensive’s executive director, Jon Bilstein. “It’s important for us to continue our efforts to educate and help protect local residents in an engaging and interactive manner and it’s pretty inspiring to see the campaign thrive year after year with new partnerships.”
Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas Waterpark
Comprehensive Cancer Centers and Wet’n’Wild are now on their fifth year of partnering up to encourage visitors of the popular southwest Las Vegas waterpark to apply sunscreen, and reapply often, depending on how long they’re at the park and in the sun. The sunscreen kiosk is accessible at the park entrance.
During or after they have applied the sunscreen, those using the sunscreen can snap a photo and post it to their favorite social media channels using the hashtag #SunscreenSelfie and tagging @CCCNevada and @Wetnwildlv to help spread the word about sun safety.
Comprehensive Cancer & Wet’n’Wild Flash Mob
The team at Comprehensive Cancer Centers gathered to do a flash mob at Wet’n’Wild to demonstrate proper sunscreen applications techniques. The flash mob was featured on NBC 3 and can also be seen here:
Las Vegas 51s Baseball
Now in its fourth year, Comprehensive has partnered with The Las Vegas 51s to offer complimentary sunscreen at Cashman Field during day games. The complimentary SPF 30 sunscreen became available during the annual appearance of the Chicago Cubs during Big League Weekend and continues throughout the entire season. Fans can find several sunscreen dispensers on the concourse level of Cashman Field before heading to their seats.
Newly added this year, Comprehensive Cancer Centers is now providing sunscreen to guests of the Springs Preserve, a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future.
Featuring museums, galleries, outdoor events, a colorful botanical garden and an interpretive trail system, the Springs Preserve has evolved into a world-class attraction providing a glimpse of the origins of Las Vegas. With numerous acres of outdoor attractions, using sunscreen is essential to be able to see as much of the park as possible, while being sun smart.
Downtown Summerlin is an outdoor shopping center with more than 120 stores and various restaurants. This year, Downtown Summerlin will offer a free sunscreen dispenser at select events on The Lawn. Those events include the following:
- June/July – DTS Summer Concert series on Wednesday evenings; Lawn
- Sept. DTS fall concert series – Wednesday evenings; Lawn
- 4th of July
- Oct. 13 -14 Festival of Arts; Lawn
- Nov. 11 – Brew Fest; Lawn
Cadence Master-Planned Community
Cadence is a 2,200-acre master-planned community in Henderson, Nevada. This year, they have partnered with Comprehensive Cancer Centers to offer free sunscreen dispensers at their resident pool and public Central Park.
Tips to Protect Your Skin in the Sun
If you’re at a baseball game, waterpark or enjoying nature, or if you’re doing something else outdoors, it’s important to be sun smart. The following easy tips help you do that, while not missing any of the fun.
- Sunscreen – Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher (as Comprehensive Cancer Centers provides at the locations mentioned above). It’s always best to use a water-resistant sunscreen if you plan on swimming or if you know you’ll be sweating throughout the day. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours.
- Enjoy Some Shade – When you’re outside, protect yourself by staying in the shade. It’s especially important to stay in the shade during the hours of the day when the sun is highest and brightest in the sky, like mid-afternoon.
- No Tanning Beds – Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps, as these shine direct ultraviolet radiation on your skin.
- Hats and Shades – Cover up with loose clothing, wide brimmed hats, and UV-blocking sunglasses when you’re in the sun.
The content is this post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.