As summer has arrived the Solas Cancer Support Centre is encouraging people to be aware that skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland and the most preventable. Over 10,000 new cases are diagnosed in Ireland each year and these numbers are increasing steadily.
To raise awareness on the importance of sun protection and how different skin types responds to the sun the Solas Cancer Support Centre is attempting to break a Guinness World Record for ‘The most people applying sunscreen’. This record was set in May 2014 by the Ann’s Hope Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with 1,822 participants.
Tracy McDaid, Manager of the Solas Cancer Support Centre is very optimistic that this number can be surpassed- ‘We are encouraging people on the 1st of July to come out and help us break this World Record and in doing so raise awareness about the risks of skin cancer and how important it is to know your own skin type. We are very fortunate to have amazing support each year from the people of the South East in funding our service and we are asking people to register online to join us on the day and set a record that will be hard to beat in the future’
For more details or to register to take part in this free event please go online to www.solascentre.ie . The event is taking place in WIT Arena, Carriganore, Waterford on Saturday 1st July 2017 and participants will need to arrive at 10am. Once registered you will receive details about the event and you must bring this confirmation email with you on the day.
Only preregistered participants will be able to take part and as the record asks that participants must apply their own sun screen for 2 minutes we ask that children taking part be over 5 years of age.