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'Sun Lifeguards' Are Dishing Out Free Cancer Prevention Information

By | [email protected] | January 18, 2016 12:35pm

sunscreenIf only putting on sunscreen were always this glamorous. Photo via Youtube.

If you’re like me, that good old summer pop song “I Wanna Soak Up the Sun” became a reality for you this past weekend, as evidenced by your new lobster-red skin tone. And if weather reports are to be believed, it looks like this week is only going to get more brutal.

Thankfully, the Argentine League Against Cancer (LALCEC), a non-governmental organization for cancer awareness and prevention, has begun its fourth season of “Sun Lifeguards,” a campaign designed to provide free information and skin checks across the country. Imagine Baywatch with a health mission.

LALCEC sun lifeguards are traveling throughout Buenos Aires this week ensuring that Argentines and vacationers are protected from the harmful effects of the sun.

Sun Lifeguards have traveled 3,500 km throughout 20 villages and have provided free skin checks to 2,400 people, with 25,000 people receiving free information on awareness.

Here is where they’ll be posted for the rest of the month, from 11 AM to 5 PM:

  • Monday the 18th: Racing Club – Colón and Italia, Avellaneda.
  • Thursday the 21st – Sunday the 24th: Predio de San Lorenzo – Francisco Fernández de la Cruz 2145, CABA.
  • Monday the 25th – Tuesday the 26th: Edificio Al Río – Av. Del Libertador 101, Vicente López.
  • Wednesday the 27th – Sunday the 31st: Costanera de Vicente López, Vicente López.