Headwear Association to Give Away Thousands of Free Protective Hats for ‘Hat Day in the Sun’

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Ready for Hat Day in the Sun?

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, and an estimated 9,320 people will die of melanoma in 2018. To help draw awareness to this issue, The Headwear Association (THA) will be hosting hosted the Annual “Hat Day in the Sun” on Thursday, June 21, 2018. THA members will be giving away thousands of FREE wide-brimmed sun-protection hats in cities across the country, including New York; Philadelphia; Dallas, TX; Stockton, CA; Santa Monica, CA; Charleston, SC and Lancaster, PA.

The free Sun Protection Hats will be provided by Hatco, Broner Hats, Dorfman-Pacific, Bollman Hat Company, Magid Hats and F&M Hats.

Hat Day in the Sun is an annual national public awareness campaign to educate adults and children about how the right hat can protect against skin cancer, sun damage, and premature aging.

Can’t get to the noted locations below? THA will also be giving away free hats throughout the month of June on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Hat Day in the Sun

Hat Day in the Sun

Host Cities:

Dallas, TX
Singer & Monk
506 North Bishop Ave.
3 P.M.
Hats donated by Hatco

Philadelphia, PA 
Hosted by: Hats in the Belfry
Location: Hats in the Belfry, 1824 Chestnut Street
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Hats Donated By: Magid, F & M Hat Company, Broner Hats and Dorfman Pacific

New York City, NY 
Hosted by: Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique and The Milliner’s Guild
Harlem Location: Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique
2538 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (at W. 147th Street)
Time: 6 PM
Hats Donated By: Magid, Dorfman Pacific, F & M Hats

Stockton, CA 
Hosted by: Dorfman Pacific Hat Company
Location: Lodi Farmer’s Market, School Street
Time: 5:30 PM Hats Donated By: Dorfman Pacific

Charleston, SC 
Location: Marion Square, corner of King and Calhoun
Time: NOON
Hosted by: The Hat Ladies of Charleston
Hats Donated By: Bollman Hat Company

Lancaster, PA 
Hosted by: Bollman Hat Company
Location: Binns Park – Queen Street, Lancaster, PA
Time: 10 AM
Hats Donated Product By: Bollman Hat Company

In Santa Monica, Hat Day in the Sun will be held on Sunday, June 24th to coordinate with the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. SHARP!

Santa Monica, CA
Bollman Hat Company Store
Hosted by: Bollman Hat Company
Location: 2665 Main Street
Time: 10 AM
Hats Donated Product By: Bollman Hat Company

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