Senator Johnson's Sun Safety Program Ends with More Than 60,000 Sunscreen Samples Distributed

Craig M. Johnson

August 22, 2009


Senator Craig Johnson, (D-Nassau) announced the successful conclusion of Summer Sun Safety Program.

During the months of June, July and August, the Senator and members of his staff  visited beaches, parks and pools across the 7th Senate District to hand out free samples of sun block and other UV protection, as well as literature on the dangers of prolonged sun exposure, and detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer.  More than 60,000 free samples of sun block and sun-blocking cosmetics were handed out to residents during the program’s duration.

Joining Senator Johnson in this very important program were the Town of North Hempstead, the Village of Stewart Manor, the Village of New Hyde Park, the Village of Williston Park, the Village of East Hills and the Great Neck Park District.

Sun Safety tables were set-up at Clinton G. Martin Pool in North New Hyde Park; Memorial Park and Nuzzi Field in the Village of New Hyde Park; Stewart Manor Pool in the Village of Stewart Manor; North Hempstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach), Manorhaven Pool and Blumenfeld Park in Port Washington; Steppingstone Park, Parkwood, Jonathan Ielpi Firefighters Memorial Park, Allenwood Park and Cuttermill Park in Great Neck; Whitney Pond Park and Mary Jane Davies Green in Manhasset; and the Park at East Hills in Roslyn.