The "Protect Your Skin" starter kit cost to you is only $150, and includes:
TWO sunscreen dispensers
TWO sun safety signs to post next to sunscreen dispensers
ONE GALLON of SPF 30, zinc oxide based sunscreen fro R&R lotions
In addition to these materials, program participants will have access to reduced prices on dispensers and sunscreen in future orders. If you order through R&R lotions, 15% of your future orders will be donated to The Skin Cancer Institute's continuing efforts to make Arizona a sun safe community.
Anyone can become a member! For more information, please contact us at 1-888-724-2749 or visit protectyourskinaz.org.
How the program began
In 2006, a partnership began between the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) to offer more sun protection to the museum’s visitors. Permanent signage and sunscreen dispensers were placed in the museum bathrooms for visitors to use. The response was overwhelmingly positive!
In 2011, the SCI was awarded a Community Connections grant to fund permanent educational signage and install sunscreen dispensers in the bathrooms of many of the major outdoor attractions in Tucson, including:
- Reid Park Zoo
- Pima Air and Space Museum
- Tohono Chul Park
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
- Biosphere 2
The total attendance for these major outdoor attractions in Tucson is close to 1.5 million visitors each year. Many of these visitors are from other states or countries and are not prepared for the severe desert climate.
Our long-term goals for the Protect Your Skin Program include:
Provide sunscreen dispensers to participating sites.
Offer appropriate permanent sun safety signage at each site.
- Permanently incorporate sun safety programming and increase sun safety messaging into participating businesses.
Current program participants
Kits have been purchased in varying quantities by the following:
- Huntsman Cancer Institute (Utah)
- Saguaro National Park
- Tucson Jewish Community Center
- Primavera Men's shelter
- Tucson Presidio Trust for Historical Preservation
- Gridley Middle School
- Desert Sky Middle School
- Medical Transport