Save your own skin
The campaign will continue until October 2015 and its aim is to raise skin cancer awareness and highlight the importance of prevention at all times.
Surihe Gaomas-Guchu, Corporate Communication Manager, Standard Bank Namibia said with the holiday season drawing closer many Namibians will be enjoying themselves in the sun, but still it is important that people are constantly reminded of the dangers of not protecting themselves against the sun.
“Being under a shade umbrella, wearing hats and using sunscreen are some of the simplest measures that we can take to protect ourselves,” emphasized Gaomas-Guchu.
“Skin cancer is the number one cancer in Namibia, and it is therefore important that we partner with the relevant stakeholders to create awareness on it, both in urban and rural areas,” she said.
Standard Bank Namibia is supporting the Save Your Own Skin campaign for the 10th consecutive year. Reinette Koegelenberg, charismatic chief of the Cancer Association invited the public to buy sunscreen lotion directly from the association saying “Prevent skin cancer by purchasing sunscreen 30+SPF at an affordable price from the Cancer Association of Namibia.” These sales generate additional revenue for the association to use in its battle against cancer.