On Thursday, May 5, County Commissioner Paulette Burdick, the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department and the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation gathered at the county’s Okeeheelee Golf Course for an unveiling ceremony launching the first location of a public sunscreen dispenser in a county park.
According to the foundation, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. With the summer months approaching, it is important to take action to stay safe in the sun.
Visitors to the Okeeheelee Golf Course will now have access to sun protection by way of a sunscreen dispenser, free of charge.
“While we push hard for people to get outdoors and be active, we want them to be sun-safe as well,” said Eric Call, director of the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department.
This partnership between the county and the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation helps promote sun safety and provide protection against the potentially deadly effects of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Okeeheelee Golf Course is located at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd. The Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department operates more than 80 regional, district, community, beach and neighborhood parks, spanning several thousand acres.
The department’s mission is to make the quality of life for Palm Beach County residents and visitors better by providing diverse, safe and affordable recreation services, welcoming parks, and enriching social and cultural experiences. This is achieved by promoting wellness, fostering environmental stewardship, contributing economic value, and by improving the community every day for this and future generations. Visit www.pbcparks.com for more information.
ABOVE: Eric Call, director of Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation, speaks to stakeholders in the sunscreen dispenser project.