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May 29, 2017

Philly to install free sunscreen dispensers in fight against skin cancer

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052917_Sunscreendispensers Source/City of Philadelphia

City officials unveil plan to install free sunscreen dispensers at various locations across Philadelphia.

With the season of searing sunlight at our doorstep, the city of Philadelphia is taking a step to ensure that residents protect themselves from exposure.

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Mayor Jim Kenney, joined by Phillies Hall of Famer and skin cancer survivor Mike Schmidt, announced last week that Philadelphia has joined the SunSmart Initiative in partnership with the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation and Independence Blue Cross.

At various locations throughout the city, 20 free sunscreen dispensers will be installed as a service to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention.

The dispensers will be placed at Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, City Hall, Citizens Bank Park and at other public locations such as parks and swimming pools.

This is the second time in the past year that the city has taken steps to provide a vital resource to residents enjoying the outdoor recreation Philadelphia has to offer. Last year, officials unveiled new water bottle refilling kiosks along Kelly Drive to promote hydration and recycling.