Purple House Sun Smart Hub


With Summer fast approaching, leading Cancer charity, Purple House Cancer Support is opening a Sun Smart & Cancer Awareness Hub on Bray Seafront this Summer.

Ireland has the 14th highest rate of skin Cancer in the World and the aim of the Purple House Sun Smart Hub is to help reduce this statistic by giving out free sun cream and making the public aware of the simple ways to reduce their cancer risk and to stay safe in the sun.

Boots Ireland have kindly partnered with Purple House on the project by supplying their Soltan range of sun cream to ensure that members of the public on Bray Seafront protect their skin and avoid getting sun burnt.

Speaking about the initiative, Conor O’Leary of Purple House says

‘At Purple House Cancer Support Centre we are only too aware of the rise in skin Cancer rates in Ireland.  We are using our role to take a proactive approach to help to reduce this statistic while also encouraging the public to take simple steps to reduce their Cancer risk.  We are delighted to partner with Boots Ireland on this great initiative and we would also like to thank Bray Town Council for their positive support with this project. Bray beach has just regained its Blue Flag status after an absence of 17 years, an achievement that will drive visitors to the popular seaside town. We look forward to seeing everyone on Bray beach this Summer.’

Susan O’Dwyer – Healthcare Development Manager, Boots says :
“At Boots we recognise the importance of being SunSmart which is why we are always on hand to offer advice and support on reducing your risk of cancer. We are delighted to support the Purple House Sun Smart Hub initiative and are encouraging as many people as possible to drop by for hints and tips on how to stay safe in the sun this summer”.

Purple house cancer support is to the forefront in supporting families affected by Cancer in Ireland. The charity operate Ireland’s longest established Cancer Support Centre based in Bray as well as outreach support services in Dun Laoghaire and beyond.

For more information please visit www.purplehouse.ie or phone 01-2866966 

(Launch photo by Barbara Flynn Photography)

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