Wags the Dog, Sid the Seagull and Dorothy the Dinosaur encourage the next generation of sun lovers to get involved with Queensland SunSmart Day.
Wags the Dog, Sid the Seagull and Dorothy the Dinosaur encourage the next generation of sun lovers to get involved with Queensland SunSmart Day.

Sun-safety: it's not a new message

IT MIGHT be a message families are tired of hearing but those who ignore the sun-smart warnings could be at risk of becoming one of the 2600 Queenslanders diagnosed with skin cancer every year.

This Friday schools and businesses have the chance put a spotlight back on the old Slip, Slop, Slap slogan in an effort to encourage the next generation of sun lovers to take care.

Cancer Council Queensland is looking for support from the Fraser Coast community for the annual SunSmart Day.

The council’s community fundraiser co-ordinator, Megan Walker, said the event was aimed at creating a future free of skin cancer.

“This year we’re hoping to raise $100,000 to support skin cancer research, education programs and patient support services but we still need more businesses and schools to register for Queensland SunSmart Day and help us reach our goal.”

About 300 Queenslanders die as a result of melanoma every year.

Anyone who wants to hold a SunSmart Day event can register at www.qldsunsmartday.org.au or by calling 1300 6565 85.



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