A two-year partnership between Healthway and Surfing WA will deliver education to around 130,000 Western Australian students to promote sun safe behaviours that prevent skin cancer.
The partnership encourages students who are surfing or being active outdoors to protect themselves the SunSmart way by remembering to – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.
Surfing WA will collaborate with the Cancer Council WA’s SunSmart Schools Program, to provide opportunities for schools and students to receive ongoing sun safety education.
Reducing sun exposure in childhood and adolescence can greatly reduce the chance of developing skin cancer later in life.
The media statement announcing the Healthway and Surfing WA partnership is available to read online.