London Olympians visiting Coffs with important message
TWO London Olympians will visit Coffs Harbour to highlight the importance of sun safety and promote a special jingle that could help to protect thousands of locals from skin cancer this summer.
Kayak gold medallist David Smith and his partner, Nina Curtis who won silver in sailing at the recent Olympics, are coming to the Coffs Coast on January 29 to encourage the local community to protect their skin when hearing the Sun Sound.
Produced by musician Ben Lee, the catchy Sun Sound jingle will play regularly on loudspeakers at Park Beach during summer, reminding people to protect themselves with hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothing and finding shade.
Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in young people aged 15-29 years.
"The good news is that teens are tanning less, but they are still getting sunburnt at the same rate on a summer weekend, with one in four reporting being caught out compared to less than one in five adults," Brenna Smith, community programs co-ordinator, Cancer Council NSW, said.
"Sun Sound is a friendly reminder played at the very places you could get sunburnt in the region. We hope that the entire community will get behind the campaign."
Sun Sound will be played by Park Beach Council lifeguards at Park Beach this summer.
For more details, visit sunsound.com.au.