With temperatures in the triple digits, and summer's official start looming around the corner, it's time to start thinking about protecting your skin.
The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona is doing just that, with their Protect Your Skin Program, which provides sunscreen and sun safety information at some of Tucson's outdoor attractions.
For the past six years, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has provided sunscreen and sun-blocking umbrellas to its guest as part of a partnership with the institute.
As an extension of this partnership, the institute has worked with Biosphere 2, Pima Air and Space Museum, Reid Park Zoo, Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Gardens to install sunscreen dispensers and informative signs in public restrooms at each venue.
Those interested in participating in the program are encouraged to call 1-888-724-2749. The Protect Your Skin starter kit costs $100 and includes two sunscreen dispensers, two sun safety signs to post next to them and one gallon of SPF 30, zinc oxide based sunscreen from R&R lotions.
Participants will also have access to reduced prices on dispensers and sunscreen for future orders. 15% of proceeds on orders through R&R lotions will be donated to The Skin Cancer Institute.