Team SunSmart Program -
Promotes the Use of Sunscreen as Part of Skiers'
and Snowboarders' Mountain Fun
Sun Exposure Can Be Just as Damaging in the Winter
Most experienced winter sports enthusiasts know that they need to use sun protection to protect themselves from UV radiation which can lead to skin cancer. Researchers, however, have discovered there are as many variations in UV levels at ski resorts as there are inconsistencies in the way skiers and snowboarders use sun protection.
Ski SunSmart™ Program
The Ski SunSmart Program™ is a new initiative of the Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation. The program aims to promote the health and wellness of outdoor winter sports enthusiasts, in particular skiers and snowboarders. Our goal is to make the application and reapplication of sunscreen a normal routine on the slopes. The foundation of the program is the distribution of educational materials and sun screen samples at ski resorts and outdoor winter sports facilities. Being sun smart, and protection from damaging UV radiation should be an every day of the year mantra.
The Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation works with ski resorts, outdoor winter sports pavilions and and skiing and snowboarding organizations in promoting Ski Sun Smart. Find out how you can be involved.
For more information, call 973.744.3557 or email The Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation Ski Smart Program.