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Skin Cancer Prevention Initiative

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:37 am

Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center is partnering with Orlando Health South Lake Hospital’s National Training Center (NTC) in Clermont, Fla., to expand their skin cancer prevention initiative to help protect residents and athletes from the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight.
The Cancer Center, which has a location in Clermont, will work with the NTC to deploy sunscreen stations at all three outdoor facilities including the aquatic center, multipurpose fields and track and field complex for use during training and events. The seven dispensers at the NTC will contain water-resistant, 30 SPF sunscreen at no cost for athletes, fitness members, visitors and guests that use the facilities to help protect themselves from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the Florida sun.
“The NTC hosts tens of thousands of residents, athletes and visitors at its facilities each month and many are outside for several hours so sun protection is essential for good health,” says Brian Wetzel, chief operating officer for Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. “It was a natural fit for us to provide these to our partners at the NTC and we hope that the addition of the dispensers will allow those enjoying the outdoors to do so safely.”
The Cancer Center has already partnered with Orange and Seminole County to deploy 33 sunscreen stations throughout their public parks. The locations are listed below:
Orange County: Barnett Park; Cypress Grove Park; Downey Park; Dr. P. Phillips Community Park; Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex; George Bailey Park; Kelly Park (Rock Springs); Killarney Station (West Orange Trail); Moss Park
Seminole County: Boombah Soldiers Creek Park; Boombah Sports Complex; Red Bug Lake Park; Sanlando Park; Seminole County Softball Complex; Sylvan Lake Park