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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – While there may be no such thing as a free lunch, there is free sunscreen is you visit a pool or beach on Miami Beach.
The city is in the process of installing 50 sunscreen dispensers throughout the city for public use. Last year, you may remember they launched their exclusive line of MB Miami Beach Suncare products.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is sponsoring the dispensers which will be located at public pools, parks and various beach access points near lifeguard stands.
“As the fun and sun capital of the world, people engage in the many outdoor activities available from relaxing at the beach to playing on our courts and doing so unprotected can lead to sunburns, which is a major cause of skin cancer,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales.
“We are pleased to offer these free sunscreen dispensers as part of our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community and its visitors,” said Mount Sinai CEO Steve Sonenreich.
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 73,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015.