Volleyball Tournament Raises $2K For BCHC

October 5, 2017

The Bermuda Volleyball Association [BVA] along with Bermuda General Agency [BGA] held the annual Coppertone Beach Volleyball Tournament, raising $2,000 for The Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre in support of the SunSmart Programme.

The fundraiser took place in August of this year at Horseshoe Bay Beach, and featured the final beach volleyball tournament of the summer season.

Coppertone & BCHC Bermuda Oct 2017

Annilee McBeath, Marketing Brand Manager at BGA, says: “Coppertone has been supporting this event for 9 years and we are very proud to be able to give back to the community! It is crucial to teach children at an early age the importance of sun protection.”

The BVA Co-President & Director, Elisabeth Rae said: “The BVA is excited to continue our partnership with BGA on this event and to help increase awareness of the importance of being SunSmart for all beach goers. The BVA’s ability to provide a donation to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is a worthwhile way to give back to our community.”

The SunSmart Programme aims to increase the awareness of youth about the importance of practicing SunSmart behaviors while outdoors. Their goal is to prevent the dangerous outcomes of sun exposure such as premature aging, skin leathering and skin cancer.

They strive to reach this goal by educating the youth and the community through the program. Studies show that most of the skin’s damage occurs before the age of eighteen; it is vital, therefore that children develop SunSmart habits early in life.

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