Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation (CMPF) has been working with the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Boston Harbor Now this summer to educate tourists, residents and Island staff about the importance of proper sun protection. The goal of the partner organizations is to promote a lifelong habit of being SunAWARE.
As part of the program, summer interns from Perkins School For the Blind were trained by CMPF staff to provide tips on sun awareness, share the daily UV Index and distribute complimentary sunscreen (courtesy of Neutrogena) to tourists visiting Spectacle Island. The students’ participation was part of their in-service program.
Maguire-Eisen said, “Having the opportunity to work with the National Park Service to train their staff and to promote proper sun awareness for tourists is an extremely important part of our mission. We teach sun protection because we know that an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure.”
Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation is a non-profit, educational foundation established in 2003 by Maguire-Eisen to teach sun safety and melanoma awareness, free of charge, to children and the people who care for them. The organization’s motto is “preventing skin cancer, one child at a time through education and advocacy.” Visit www.melanomaprevention.org
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