Stony Brook Cancer Center’s CPiA team swam alongside our community partners at the Smithtown Youth Bureau for their town pool party this July. CPiA hosted their sun safety station, with free sunscreen, sunglasses, SPF lip balms, and UV bracelets for children and families to stay safe while enjoying the summer pool party. Parents stocked up on sun safety essentials for the summer season, while kids learned about ultraviolet (UV) rays with color changing UV bracelets.
The fun didn’t stop there! CPiA also hosted a sun safety fashion show with children of all ages volunteering to be sun safety fashion models. One by one, they strutted their stuff by the pool wearing the coolest and safest fashion items including wide-brimmed hats, heart-shaped sunglasses, umbrella hats, dinosaur and monster pool cover-ups, neon funky sunglasses, and more! Both models & spectators learned that covering up helps protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays, and that they can look great while being sun safe!
Thank you to the Smithtown Youth Bureau and the Smithtown Landing Country Club & Pool Staff for taking action against skin cancer with CPiA!
Photo collage with photos from sun safety event. Upper left: two young boys modeling sun safety attire, boy on left is wearing blue swim shirt with text “DINOSAUR” and a matching hat, boy on right is wearing a green cowboy; Upper right: children modeling sun safety attire and posing on an outdoor staircase; Lower left: CPiA table with sunscreen, UV bracelets, flyers, and sunglasses smiley stickers, table cloth reads “Take Action Against Cancer”, SBCC intern, Daniel, is seated behind table wearing a blue shirt and smiling, CPiA program coordinator, Annalea Trask, is seated behing table wearing a white baseball cap, black sunglasses, and red t-shirt; Lower right: young boy in a blue jacket with his sunglasses smiley sticker, he is attempting to stick the sticker to his hand