Maureen Craig, Irene Howard and Irene Preis.
Maureen Craig, Irene Howard and Irene Preis. Scott Powick

Slip, slop, slap for SunSmart Day

JOIN Queenslanders from Coolangatta to Cairns to turn the Sunshine State into the SunSmart State, tomorrow.

The Cancer Council Qld sponsored by Energex will take the fight to skin cancer with more than 3000 litres of sunscreen flowing into schools, homes and workplaces across the state as part of its biggest ever sunscreen drive.

SunSmart program co-ordinator Rachel Adams said SunSmart Day would encourage positive behaviours under our savage sun.

"More than 2600 Queenslanders will face a potentially life-threatening diagnosis of melanoma each year. Almost 300 Queenslanders die of the disease.

"Queensland SunSmart Day is an opportunity for all Queenslanders to help us make the Sunshine State the SunSmart State and bring an end to our State's tragic skin cancer toll," she said.

The Cancer Council will donate a one litre sunscreen pump pack to schools or childcare centres for every $250 they raise educating children about sun safety.

Ms Adams said Energex would also donate $3500 for sun smart purchases to the school or childcare centre which raises the most funds.

To register for Queensland SunSmart Day visit www.qldsunsmartday.org.au or call 1300 656 585.



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