Partnership Provides Sun Protection

April 2, 2019 4:07 pm Published by

Tournament goers and routine park visitors now have an option for when the sun is glaring down on them, and protection is needed.

Through a partnership between Magnolia Pediatric Clinic and the Corinth-Alcorn Park and Recreation department, new sunscreen dispensers have been placed strategically around the park to offer a solution to those needing quick sun protection.

Pictured (L to R) are providers from Magnolia Pediatric Clinic and Corinth-Alcorn Parks and Recreation staff with sunscreen dispenser: Hannah Beckham, Nurse Practitioner; Ashley Mize, Nurse Practitioner; Dr. Blakley Fowler; Dr. Branson Bolden; Robin Baker, Park Director; Dr. Alicia Pressley-Moss; Michelle Hardin, Special Events and Marketing Director.

The dispensers, equipped with a motion-activated dispensing system and logoed with the Magnolia Pediatric Clinic brand, contain Coppertone Sport SPF 30 for individuals to use.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide the dispensers for the many visitors at the park to use,” said Ben Tucker, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Magnolia Regional Health Center. “Many families spend several hours at the park for tournaments and various other activities, often not having sunscreen for protection during peak sunlight hours.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most preventable cause of skin cancer is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. A history of sunburns, especially early in life, can raise a person’s risk of getting skin cancer.

Tucker added, “Our pediatric providers are always looking for opportunities to impact the lives of children and families in the region. We’re thankful the park staff shared our vision and helped make this addition to our already fantastic park system.”

“Many families will benefit greatly from these new dispensers,” said Robin Baker, Park Director. “We’re excited to work with the team at MRHC and provide this service for the increasing number of visitors we have each year.”

For more information on Corinth-Alcorn Parks and Recreation, please call (662) 286-3067 or visit www.corinthalcornparks.com.

For more information on Magnolia Pediatric Clinic, please call (662) 293-7390 or visit www.mrhc.org/pediatrics.

This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center

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