The city of Tampa now has free sunscreen dispensers across 33 public pools and splash pads for anyone to use.
TAMPA, Fla. - The city of Tampa now has free sunscreen dispensers across 33 public pools and splash pads for anyone to use.
Last May, city council members expressed interest in the idea after a non-profit organization brought forth the idea.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England worked with the city of Tampa with a donation of more than a dozen dispensers since the end of the year.
The bright yellow battery automated dispenser would have SPF 30 sunscreen.
However, the city's park department or sponsors will have to pay for the sunscreen for the dispensers.
On average each dispenser goes through two boxes a year, at $200 each.
Some of the dispensers are a little harder to spot than others, like at Water Works Park's splash pad. You can find the free sunscreen attached to a wall at a distance.
However, others are visible from a distance.
The free sunscreen is to help offer sun safety awareness as well as prevention efforts to visitors too.
Melanoma is growing at an epidemic rate with an estimated three percent in cases annually. The foundation points out that an estimated 63,000 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed yearly.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England is still looking for dispenser sponsors, for more information, click here.
Here are the 33 locations: