New York—The first day of summer isn’t officially until Saturday, but that hasn’t stopped the sun and the heat from making themselves know already.
That sunshine has its double edge, as dermatologists and other physicians can tell you.
Those concerns are behind the 7th annual “Hat Day in the Sun,” sponsored by The Headwear Association (THA).
To celebrate the THA is giving away thousands of free wide-brimmed sun-protection hats in cities across the country as part of a public awareness campaign to educate people that the right hat can protect against skin cancer, sun damage, and premature aging. Host cities include: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles and more.
In New York, “Hat Day in the Sun” is returning to Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique at 6 pm today. (For complete event details and all host cities, please visit: www.TheHeadwearAssociation.org/hat-day-in-the-sun)
Melanoma is the most common of all cancers, and 90% of all cases are caused by sun over-exposure. The right hat can protect against skin cancer, sun damage, and premature aging. For tips on how to select the best sun protection hat click here.
If you do not live in one of the host cities, check out the THA Facebook page for a chance to win a sun-protection hat. To win you need to “Like” the THA Facebook page and comment on your favorite hat.
Free hats are being provided by Broner, Dorfman Pacific, Bollman Hat Company, Magid, Wallaroo, San Diego Hat Company, Korber, and Head’n Home American Hat Makers.