The Adelaide Strikers and Cancer Council SA are joining forces this summer to urge South Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.
Ahead of the first Strikers BBL game on Sunday 13 December, Cancer Council SA, together with the Strikers, are urging all South Australians to make sure they protect their skin whenever the UV is 3 and above.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size says that as outdoor activities increase, so does the risk of skin cancer.
“We know that Australians love spending time outdoors during summer—but we also know that is when the UV is at its most damaging.”
“Up to 95 per cent of melanomas and 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV radiation, with around 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer every year.”
“Through the support of the Adelaide Strikers, we’re hoping to reach even more South Australians with vital sun protection messaging this summer.”
“Our message to all South Australians whether you’re heading to Adelaide Oval to watch the cricket, heading to the beach with family and friends or enjoying a picnic in the park, it’s important that you check the UV before you head outside and if it’s 3 and above, slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.”
General Manger of the Strikers Kate Harkness echoed Cancer Council SA’s message.
“Cricket is a summer sport and we are passionate about making sure that our athletes and the wider cricketing community enjoy the game safely and protect their skin whenever they’re outside.”
“Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, and we’re proud to be joining with Cancer Council SA this summer to encourage all South Australians to protect their skin whenever the UV is 3 and above.”
Cancer Council SA Lincoln Size and Kate Harkness are available for interviews by contacting Natasha Baugh on 0400 855 244 or sending an email.
For more information visit the Cancer Council SA website here.