Cobar Shire Council and managers of the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, L&R Group, have joined the Cancer Council NSW this summer to launch the Sun Sound campaign to help decrease incidences of melanoma and skin cancer in Cobar.
Sun Sound is a short catchy jingle played hourly on loud speakers at the pool that acts as a friendly reminder for young people to protect their skin.
Cancer Council Community Engagement Manager Marissa Clift said the partnership encouraged people to be sun smart when out in the sun this summer.
“Two in three Australians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, so it is important that we educate young people as research shows that this demographic often forgets to protect their skin from the sun,” Ms Clift said.
“It’s fantastic to see the Cobar swimming pool on board in playing the Sun Sound this summer and ensuring that young people remember to protect themselves with hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothing and finding shade,” she said.
Cobar’s pool manager Dave McEwan said he is pleased to hear the Sun Sound initiative is going ahead for the second consecutive year.
“The more we can do to actively improve the health of our patrons, the better,” Mr McEwan said.
“As part of the Sun Sound initiative, Cancer Council also provides us with a season worth of free, broad spectrum sun screen for patrons to use whenever they like which is terrific.”