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For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2019
Media Contact:
Marie Holborow
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Commissioner Joe A. Martinez to join Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces for the unveiling of a new sunscreen dispenser at Westwind Lakes Park


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will be joined by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces for the unveiling of a new sunscreen dispenser at Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33193. The sunscreen dispensers are free to the public and provide much needed sun protection for those that come to the park.

Commissioner Martinez sponsored a resolution to initiate this pilot project for the park. The West Palm Beach-based Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation provided the sunscreen dispenser. RDK is a non-profit foundation focused on the prevention of skin cancer.

The easy-to-use automatic sunscreen dispenser is meant to help prevent sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S. and one of the easiest to prevent. Florida is second only behind California in incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

The dispenser provides a regulated 1 ml dose of 30 SPC sunscreen per application, allowing users to quickly and cleanly apply the proper amount of sunscreen on the go. It contains up to 4,000 sunscreen applications.

“I am happy to see this initiative kicking off at Westwind Lakes Park, the jewel of action sports parks in District 11. Having easy access to free sunscreen will encourage residents and their children to use it often to reduce the risk of sunburns and sun damage, so they can be sun-safe, while enjoying their favorite park activities, like skateboarding, inland skating, BMX, soccer, and volleyball, among others,” said Commissioner Martinez.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
What:
Sunscreen dispenser unveiling
When:
April 23, 2019, 11: a.m.
Where:
Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33193