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Toronto parks offer free sunscreen


Toronto Parks offer free sunscreen – Sunscreen is something people often tend to forget to apply before going out in the sun, which is why Toronto is doing something about it.

As of Tuesday, the City of Toronto and two melanoma foundations will be starting a pilot project to provide free sunscreen at some parks.

The Health Canada approved sunscreen will be in dispensers, similar to hand sanitizer dispensers, at five parks near the Waterfront Trail: Kew Gardens Park, Sherbourne Common south, Harbour Square Park, HTO Park east, and Little Norway Park.

Crews from the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation will maintain and stock the dispensers. The foundations will also be covering all costs, which total $20,000.

The pilot project will run until the end of September.

If the trial is successful, free sunscreen could be available at more Toronto parks this summer and the project may return in summer 2018.

Just as a reminder, sunscreen protects you from skin cancer, sun spots, broken blood vessels, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, sunburn, scarring and more!

By: Nazaneen Baqizada

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