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Baseball Hall of Famer and sun safety advocate expands dedication to sun safety with Sun Smart America sunscreen dispenser initiative

Philadelphia Phillies baseball legend Mike Schmidt is teaming up with Philadelphia Mayor Kenney, the city of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, and the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to help protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.

As part of the Sun Smart America initiative, the Phillies will place 12 sunscreen dispensers around Citizens Bank Park in addition to 6 dispensers located elsewhere around the city. The sunscreen dispensers at the ballpark can be found at all entry gates as well as on the Rooftop, Pavillion, and Terrace levels beginning on Sunday May 28.

Sunday, May 28th, is also Melanoma Awareness Day at the ballpark when the Phillies host the Cincinnati Reds. Mike Schmidt will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and as he promotes the importance of protecting your skin from the sun.

Mike knows from a personal experience the importance of sun protection after being diagnosed with stage four melanoma in 2013. Since surviving skin cancer he has become a vocal advocate for sun safety.

Video of Sun Smart America launch with Philadelphia Mayor Kenny:

(video courtesy of CSNPhilly)

Sun Safe Boating

Mike Schmit’s commitment to sun safety in boating began in 2016 with the debut of the industry initiative Sun Safe Boating. As a lifelong boater, Mike is able to continue to enjoy time on the water by making sun safety a priority while boating.

Hear Mike’s boating story & why sun safety is so important to him:

Photo courtsey of CSN Philly

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Sun Safe Boating is an industry collaboration to improve public awareness and reinforce the message that improved sun protection is critical to safety and enjoyment on the water.