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April 28, 2015
Boston City Councilmen Seeks Funding for Free Sunscreen in City Parks

Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley wants the city to play a role in mitigating one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. Taking a cue from Miami Beach, O’Malley is proposing that Boston should install free sunscreen dispensers in all 220 of its parks and playgrounds.

The Boston Globe reports that O’Malley says the dispensers could be paid for through either a partnership with a sunscreen maker or a company or organization wanting to raise awareness about skin cancer and melanoma.

“It’s a real public good that we can facilitate with little to no cost to the taxpayers,” O’Malley told the Globe. “This is a way that Boston can really lead. It’s the most prevalent type of cancer. Most people know someone who has suffered from skin cancer or has had a scare.”

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