Local organisations, businesses, community groups and schools can take advantage of a Cancer Council ACT's SunSmart Event Package to raise SunSmart awareness at their next outdoor event, it includes:
- a 3m x 3m shade marquee
- skin cancer prevention / early detection brochures (upon request)
- a 1 litre pump pack of SPF 30+ sunscreen (please return unused sunscreen)
Remember when you borrow Cancer Council's SunSmart Events Package your event is actively supporting and promoting Cancer Council's national SunSmart message. Being SunSmart means protecting your skin when UV levels are 3 and above to reduce your lifetime risk of developing skin cancer Ie wearing a sensible hat (not cap) and clothing that covers as much skin as possible, seeking shade whenever you can, wearing sunnies and applying sunscreen.
Packages are limited so book early to secure one for your next outdoor event. Please complete and submit the form below, including a current copy of your Public Liability Certificate. If you have any questions or require more information please contact the SunSmart Services Coordinator or Cancer Council ACT on 02 6257 9999.
Does Your Outdoor Event Require Sun Protection?
The short answer is YES- while Cancer Council ACT recommends a combination of sun protection measures when spending time outdoors when UV levels reach 3 and above to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Most local community events tend to take place over the duration of a whole or half day- making sun protection crucial regardless of UV levels.
Making shade spots available and accessible throughout your outdoor event is crucial and should be high on your event's planning. Offering sunscreen application spots is also important and a sensible thing to do. Plus if your event incorporate's paid workers and/or volunteers then remember under WH&S legislation they must be protected when working outdoors from UV exposure- read more about protecting workers here.
Slip on sensible clothing, Slop on sunscreen, Slap on a hat, Seek shade whenever you can and Slide on sunnies. To view live time UV levels for click here.
What about Sunscreen at your Event?
Cancer Council ACT cannot always provide complimentary sunscreen (we will if we have supply). However we are aware that sunscreen will play an important role in your skin cancer prevention and awareness efforts. For this reason we recommend you purchase sunscreen for your outdoor event. Look for an SPF 30+ broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen. View the Cancer Council range of sunscreen here.