July 9, 2020

Rhode Island Brings Back Complimentary Sunscreen Dispensers Provided by Raw Elements at State Beaches and Parks for Its Second Year of Groundbreaking Skin Cancer Prevention Measures

We at the Partnership are proud to announce that the complimentary, environmentally safe sunscreen dispensers that were launched at all RI state parks and beaches last year are available again for the summer 2020 season. It is important that we remember to apply sunscreen when we are in the sun, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The dispensers are now touch-free to protect locals and tourists alike. To read the full press release, go to the Rhode Island State website.

Sunscreen Initiative Press Conference

The Partnership is joining US Senator Jack Reed, the Department of Environmental Management, Raw Elements USA, the RI Department of Health Center for Chronic Care and Disease Management, and South County Dermatology to launch the Free Sunscreen Initiative that will provide natural and environmentally safe sunscreen dispenser stations at all Rhode Island state beaches and most state parks for summer 2019. The launch is this Monday, July 1st at 10:30 AM at Scarborough State Beach - check back for the release after the event!

Providence Journal Interview

Wayne Miller from the Providence Journal interviewed Joe and Linda Dziobek from the Partnership, as well as two of our key Summit presenters, Dr. Dizon and Scout. The interview encompassed plans about the Summit and cancer disparities that exist among the LGBTQ+ community. 

WPRO Radio Interview

Our Director, Joe Dziobek, was interviewed on the Steve Klamkin Show to discuss The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, and our annual Cancer Summit that took place on June 13th. Click below to listen to the interview!

5/25/19 WPRO Radio Interview - PRCRI
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Providence, RI 02908
     (401) 443-2375 ext. 517

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This program is supported in part by Cooperative Agreement Number NU58DP006291, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and awarded to the Rhode Island Department of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Rhode Island Department of Health.