RI state beaches, parks to offer free sunscreen

Providence
Sunscreen_1558384511067.jpg

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is doing its part to wipe out skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun.

Gov. Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Monday that the state is teaming up with sunscreen company Raw Elements USA to offer free sunscreen dispenser stations at all state-run beaches and several parks for the 2019 summer season.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than two million new cases diagnosed and more than five million people treated each year. Overexposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer.

Offering environmentally-safe sunscreen to visitors to state beaches is a way to help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

The statewide program is based on the town of Narragansett’s free sunscreen program.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

12 INFORMA: INFORMACIÓN DE CORONAVIRUS EN ESPAÑOL

More 12 Informa

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour
Live Cams on WPRI.com