This summer, the Cancer Society of NZ is giving away 100,000 tubes of its top quality sunscreen to early childhood centres and schools around the country.
A share of this gigantic donation is available to New Zealand schools that are accredited ‘SunSmart Schools’, or are working towards accreditation. Schools show they are SunSmart by making sure shade is available for kids playing outside, having a policy that kids wear hats, having sunscreen available, and being committed to educating the school community about the risks of UV radiation and the importance of skin protection.
Cancer Society Sunscreen is formulated to an extremely high standard, and tested for SPF, broad-spectrum protection and water resistance – so these schools will know they’re receiving a top quality product to protect kids with.
It’s important that kids know how to protect themselves, and by doing so, help reduce the incidence of melanoma.
A portion of funds raised from every Cancer Society Sunscreen sold is donated back to the Cancer Society of New Zealand to help fund health promotion activities like the SunSmart school programme, and support those suffering from cancer. Cancer Society Sunscreen has raised more than $1.5 million for the charity in the last three years!