IMPACT Melanoma, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of melanoma, is pleased to announce they have teamed with Emerson Hospital to deploy touchless, automatic sunscreen dispensers at 18 high-traffic locations, including parks and recreation facilities, beaches, rail trails, and athletic fields. The dispensers provide complementary sunscreen throughout Concord, Bedford, Westford, Chelmsford, Hudson, Lincoln, Acton, and Maynard.
“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,” notes Christine Gallery, senior vice president of planning and chief strategy officer at Emerson Hospital. “We are proud to support IMPACT Melanoma so that people in our surrounding towns can have fun this summer, while protecting themselves from skin cancer. We anticipate the community will use the sunscreen often and it will become a routine part of their summer safety regimen. We encourage the community to be in touch with a physician with any questions or concerns about their skin.”