This 4th of July millions of Americans won’t think twice about buying sunscreen to slather on in order to protect their skin while they enjoy the great outdoors. But for some, sunscreen is a luxury they can’t afford despite the knowledge that it prevents medical issues like skin cancer.
Johnson & Johnson has supported Direct Relief’s efforts to get necessary medical products to people by donating shipments of sunscreen. One of these shipments went to the local chapter of Girls Incorporated, to support their summer adventure programs.
Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires girls ages 6 to18 to be strong, smart and bold. Trained, mentoring professionals teach and encourage the girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives.
Assistant Director Danielle Casale wrote, “On behalf of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, I would like to thank you for the donation of Aveeno sunscreen to our summer adventure programs. The donation will make a huge difference to our program as the girls go swimming every day during the summer, and it takes a lot of sunscreen to cover that many girls. We will also be utilizing the donation on our field trip to Lake Casitas Water Park, and will be teaching the girls about the importance of sun protection all summer long! Thank you so much, we truly appreciate the donation!”