As a child, and as a teen, I spent most of my time outdoors. Things were simpler then, as there were no video game systems, and maybe 12 television stations. As a child I played outside. As a teen I worked outside, delivering newspapers and lifeguarding. I never gave a single thought to the damage the sun could cause, only how lovely I looked with a deep tan. Over the years I learned about the damage the sun can do, with things really hitting home when my own Mom was diagnosed with skin cancer. She almost never spent much time in the sun, so I could only imagine that people spending lots of time in the sun would be even more susceptible. My youngest is also prone to this funky reaction that includes a rash when he’s in the sun, so we try to always use sunscreen now. Banana Boat is a brand we’re familiar with. They recently found that many of the children today aren’t spending time outdoors. Here’s more info, along with info on a great program that they’ve got going on to help sick children.
Can you believe that kids are spending more than seven hours per day plugged into media watching TV, texting, video gaming and only seven minutes per day outside playing? To help spread the word about the importance of spending time outdoors, Banana Boat® partnered with Sara Snow, natural living expert. With her tips for summer sun protection (i.e., sunscreen application, staying hydrated), now your readers can have fun in the sun with their families, safely.
Banana Boat is asking parents to take the 101 Days of Summer Play pledge (www.facebook.com/bananaboatbrand) to commit to enjoying fun in the sun with their families every day, all season long. Each pledge will trigger a donation of one bottle of new Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Sunscreen to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a non-profit founded by Paul Newman that offers a residential summer camp for children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. And to help parents come up with ways to enjoy the outdoors, Banana Boat and Sara Snow created the 101 Days of Summer Play Activity Guide featuring family-friendly tips and ideas for outdoor fun each day of the season so families enjoy the sunshine.
With so many fun activities keeping families outside this summer, it is important to stay safe in the sun. This year, the iconic sun care brand is introducing Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion and Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone Continuous Spray Sunscreen that will become staples in your summer bags:
Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion Available in SPF 50+, Kids 50+ and Baby 50+, this unique formula offers sun protection using naturally sourced sunscreen actives that reflect UVA and UVB rays. The new Banana Boat® Natural Reflect underwent extensive testing in seven conditions sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and even 100° heat to ensure sun protection.
Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone Continuous Spray Sunscreen Available in SPF 30 and 50+, Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone Continuous Spray Sunscreen provides active UVA and UVB protection that instantly cools skin on contact, for a clean, refreshing feeling. To rejuvenate after a day in the sun, Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone After Sun Aloe Gel provides cooling burn relief to refresh skin.
About Sara Snow:
Sara Snow is a natural living expert, mom and host of Discovery Health¹s “Get Fresh with Sara Snow.² Sara travels the country and beyond in search of producers of products and services that make natural and greenliving easier and more accessible for the everyday citizen.
About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp:
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a nonprofit, year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast, the Camp will serve more than 20,000 children in 2012.
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