Outrun the Sun is partnering with the Girls Scouts of Central Indiana to offer a new sun safety patch. Scouts may earn the patch (and an ultraviolet wristband) by reading educational information about sun safety and skin cancer prevention and also by participating in hands-on activities involving social media and more. Additional information for scouts is available by visiting the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana web site, www.girlscoutsindiana.org
Contact Outrun the Sun to bring the program to your state.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Outrun the Sun joined forces with the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine to expand its dermatologic curriculum and now ALL medical students, not only those studying dermatology, learn to recognize and detect skin cancer, leading to better patient outcomes. Support for this initiative was provided in part by the William Paul Peterson Melanoma Education Fund.
Partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Keep Race Fans Safe
Outrun the Sun and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have created the largest one-day sun safety initiative ever established in the United States. On May 29, fans of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 received free sunscreen and ultraviolet (UV) wristbands that turn color when exposed to sunlight. Our goal is to help keep fans sun safe while enjoying the Indy 500.
Josef Newgarden, Verizon IndyCar Series driver and Outrun the Sun spokesperson, will appearer in sun safety public service announcement (PSA) airing on IMS video boards. Newgarden was also featured in a print PSA in the race program. Fans listening to the race heard sun safety messages broadcast on the IMS Radio Network.
Spokespersons have included:
OTS is teaming with Verizon IndyCar Series driver, Josef Newgarden, to share sun safety information with race fans across America. Newgarden is featured in print and broadcast public service announcements appearing in the Indianapolis 500 print program and also airing on video boards and on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. He participates in Outrun the Sun events and promotes the mission through social media. Newgarden, who drives for Team Penske, is entering his fifth year as an IndyCar Series driver.
To generate nationwide interest in sun safety and skin cancer prevention, Outrun the Sun worked with Anderson Cooper who filmed a public service announcement (PSA) on behalf of OTS. The PSA will air as part of an OTS nationwide awareness campaign for sun safety and skin cancer prevention in 2012.
To reach an audience of race drivers and fans, Outrun the Sun worked with 2012 IndyCar Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay to produce a public service announcement that aired on Indianapolis Motor Speedway radio network.
As an Olympic medalist in the women’s marathon and also is an American record holder. As a melanoma survivor Deena Kastor has worked with OTS to reach members of the running community with information about sun safety.
Outrun the Sun is pleased to have partnered with the following organizations on sun safety education initiatives: