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Sunscreen Stations to be Unveiled

Posted on Friday July 06, 2018

Local media and members of the public are invited to join the Town of Essex for the official unveiling of new Sunscreen Stations at all three Town splash pads. The unveiling will be hosted at the Harrow Splash Pad (243 McAffee Street) on Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00am.

The three stations will provide free sunscreen to users of the splash pads and adjacent parks. All three were donated by the Hedges family, who lost their daughter Kari to melanoma cancer in 2014.

“We are excited and proud to introduce these new features at all of our splash pads,” said Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services. “We’re thankful to the Hedges family for all that they have done to help promote a legacy of sun safety in our community.”

The Town of Essex worked closely with the Windsor Essex County Health Unit to create the stations. The health unit promotes sun safety throughout Windsor and Essex County, encouraging residents to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure and the importance of protecting skin.

The unveiling event will include brief speeches as well as a photo opportunity with elected representatives and members of the Hedges family.