Santa Monica, CA – With summer upon us and Los Angelenos and vacationers alike flocking to beach city locations, BrightGuard — the first automated sunscreen dispenser company offering free, high-quality SPF 30 sunscreen everywhere people work, play, live and learn — will unveil its sun-safety station on the Santa Monica Pier on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Collaborating with UCLA Health and nonprofit sponsor and donor IMPACT Melanoma, BrightGuard will continue its mission of skin cancer prevention by installing 50 sunscreen dispensers on Santa Monica and Malibu beaches. Additionally, BrightGuard has plans for eight other installations throughout Los Angeles County. These sun-safety stations and automatic sunscreen dispensers will remain up through Oct. 31.
BrightGuard’s founders were inspired to create the unique, touch-free public sunscreen dispenser company after a friend was diagnosed with melanoma at a young age. They are now on a mission to create healthier communities by reducing the risks of sun exposure while enabling children and adults alike to safely enjoy the outdoors all year round. Its dispensers are currently found in various schools, parks, sports arenas and other public places across the country.
Volleyball legend Sinjin Smith and UCLA Health dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Hsiao will discuss their experiences with skin cancer and share the latest in prevention and early detection. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interview representatives of BrightGuard, including co-founders, Alex Beck and Ryan Warren and UCLA Health senior leader Paul Watkins.