[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his town is blessed with its seven mile stretch of sandy beaches, top notch recreational facilities and an extensive network of parks. But make no mistake; the City of Miami Beach recognizes the need to balance year-round outdoor fun with serious sun-safety habits.
In partnership with Mount Sinai Medical Center and Destination Brands, the city is taking an active role in reversing the rising tide of skin cancer by now offering free SPF 30 sunscreen in many public areas. Fifty sunscreen dispensers citywide are now available at public pools, parks, the Lummus Park walkway, and at various beach access points from South Pointe Pier up through 85 Street.
As the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, skin cancer impacts five million people each year and costs $8.1 billion in treatment. Most skin cancers can be prevented with appropriate sun protection that includes applying sunscreens with broad spectrum protection (against both UVA and UVB rays) and with a SPF value of 30 or higher.
“As we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the City of Miami Beach, Mount Sinai Medical Center is proud to be an institution within Miami Beach for over 65 years,” said Steve Sonenreich, Mount Sinai President and CEO. “We are pleased to offer these free sunscreen dispensers as part of our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community and its visitors.”
Sunscreen dispensers are filled with MB Triple Action Sea Kelp Sunscreen lotion, a water resistant, broad spectrum SPF 30. Sea kelp helps to replenish proteins and minerals lost in the sun, firm the appearance of the skin and protect against photo-aging with its natural sunscreen properties.
In addition to proper sunscreen application, sun smart habits include seeking shade when the sun’s rays are strongest, wearing a hat and UVA/UVB blocking sunglasses, covering up as much skin as possible and avoiding tanning beds.
To learn more about the latest sun care products offered by MB Sunscreen, check out the Spring issue of MB Magazine.