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BrightGuard Installs Free Sunscreen Dispensers at New York City Public Pools and Beaches
First-of-its-Kind Automated Sunscreen Dispenser Company Teams with Coppertone® and IMPACT Melanoma to Provide Free, High-Quality Sunscreen to Help Reduce NYC’s Risk of Skin Cancer
NEW YORK and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BrightGuard—the first automated sunscreen dispenser company offering free, high-quality SPF 30 sunscreen everywhere people work, play, live and learn—is pleased to announce that through its ongoing partnership with non-profit sponsor and donor IMPACT Melanoma and leading sunscreen provider Coppertone® it has installed 134 sunscreen dispensers throughout New York City (NYC) public pools and beaches. This important health and safety measure is being provided to the city for the second consecutive year at no cost to the city or its residents.
“IMPACT Melanoma and Coppertone® are incredible partners in the fight against skin cancer,” says BrightGuard co-founder, Ryan Warren. “This incredible collaboration has enabled us to provide free and accessible sunscreen to help reduce the risks of sun exposure throughout the city. Ultimately, our aim is to increase awareness of sun safety and encourage people everywhere to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays.”
BrightGuard dispensers have now been installed at 53 public pools and 11 beaches in various locations throughout Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. BrightGuard’s two co-founders were inspired to create the unique touch-free public sunscreen dispenser company after a friend was diagnosed with melanoma at a young age. Its dispensers are currently found in various schools, parks, sports arenas and other public places across the country.
The initiative was co-sponsored by IMPACT Melanoma—a national non-profit organization dedicated to education, prevention and taking action in the fight against skin cancer. Committed to skin cancer prevention and early detection, IMPACT Melanoma provides a variety of award-winning programs which aim to raise awareness and educate the public about skin cancer, as well as support services for those struggling with the disease. Its offerings include support groups, educational programs and patient advocacy. For more information about IMPACT Melanoma, visit http://www.impactmelanoma.org.
Co-sponsor of the initiative, Coppertone®, provided Coppertone® Sport sunscreen. Coppertone, a leader in sun protection for over 40 years is dedicated to inspiring kids and families to adopt healthy sun safe behaviors while enjoying their time outdoors. Sunscreen application should be a family activity – parents modeling sun care habits early on can create a lasting impression for their children. That’s why Coppertone® partnered with BrightGuard to bring sunscreen that stays on strong through heat, sweat and water to stop 97 percent of damaging UV rays—SPF 30 or higher—to families across the country. For more information about Coppertone®, visit http://www.coppertone.com.
In addition to producing the hardware and spearheading the collaboration, the BrightGuard team will work with NYC Parks leadership to maintain the dispensers – including regular and frequent visits to ensure the dispensers are filled with plenty of Coppertone® sunscreen. Dispensers will be up and running at the designated areas through September 9.
“Each of the partners involved in this New York City initiative supports a shared mission of ensuring people everywhere can enjoy their time outdoors while protecting their skin from the harmful rays of the sun,” said Alex Beck, co-founder of BrightGuard, who spearheaded the collaboration. “We are proud of the great success of this project and look forward to many others like it as we continue to expand and grow.”
For more information about BrightGuard, visit http://www.brightguard.com.
ABOUT BRIGHTGUARD: BrightGuard is the first automated sunscreen dispenser to provide free, high-quality SPF 30 sunscreen everywhere people work, play, live and learn. Convenient, sanitary and easily accessible in thousands of locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, BrightGuard's touch-free dispensers are designed with colorful weather-resistant covers and removable, customizable faceplates to attract attention and encourage regular sunscreen usage among individuals of all skin types and ages. Meticulously manufactured with unbreakable mirrors, tamper-proof infrared sensors, battery-powered pumps and high-capacity refillable inner pouches, BrightGuard offers five unique blends specially formulated for use at pools, beaches, sporting events, schools, parks and beyond. Working together with its dedicated partner IMPACT Melanoma—as well as other non-profits, dermatologists, municipalities, government organizations, clubs, schools and sports stadiums—BrightGuard is on a mission to create healthier communities by reducing the risks of sun exposure while enabling children and adults alike to safely enjoy the outdoors all year round. For more information, follow BrightGuard on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit brightguard.com
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