Sun damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, not temperature or sunshine. UV levels are not dependent on windy, cloudy and cool days. It is an invisible source of radiation and unlike infrared radiation, we cannot feel it on our skin either.
Given UV exposure is so prevalent in Australia, Australians need to be particularly careful when it comes to sun exposure, so there is no better way to witness the ‘competition’ than from the shady seats of the Stratco Home Stadium.
The UV levels can be categorised using the UV index which can be separated into low (1-2), moderate (3-5), high (6-7), very high (8-10) and extreme (11+).
To minimise skin damage, you need to make sure you protect your skin in five ways whenever the UV is 3 and above:
Slip on some sun-protective clothing
Slop on SPF 30, or higher, broad-spectrum sunscreen
Slap on a shady hat that protects the head, face, ears and neck
Slide on some wraparound sunglasses
And seek shade under your Stratco Patio whenever possible!
Add: Stratco Ambient Blinds
Ambient Blinds offer an exquisite range of solutions to an outdoor area assisting with the elements such as sun glare, heat control, UV protection, privacy and even insect control. Our blinds are UV stabilised ensuring they can help protect you during all hours of the day. Add Ambient Blinds to your outdoor area to further enhance your lifestyle all year round. Read our HowTo Choose Your Ambient Blinds blog for more information.
Host a Stratco National Patio Day event to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council this year on Saturday 5 December.
National Patio Day is your opportunity to celebrate the start of summer and your favourite backyard activities with family, friends, and loved ones under the shade of your Stratco patio—while also funding Cancer Council’s important research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.
3 Ways To Win With National Patio Day 2020
1. Sign Up & Fundraise For Your $20 Voucher And You Could Win a $30,000 Stratco Home Stadium*
Summer is the ideal time to entertain, so celebrate the start of summer by hosting your own Stratco National Patio Day event. Help educate those around you on the importance of sun safety and raise funds for Cancer Council. Every $20 you raise provides an entry to win a $30,000 Stratco Home Stadium*. You will also receive a $20 voucher and a number of additional special offers when you sign up to host a National Patio Day event*.
As an Australian sports commentator, Dennis Cometti is known for his famous one-liners with great wit and brilliant quick thinking. Show Us Your Best Dennis by commentating your favourite backyard activity like Dennis to win. Here are some of our favourite one-liners from Dennis to inspire you:
He "went into that last pack optimistically and came out misty optically"
"So it’s back to the old drawing board. Obviously a luxury that the guy who invented the drawing board didn’t have",
"There is something magnetic about his aura. He should be covered in fridge magnets."
Show us your best Dennis on either Facebook or Instagram to win:
First Prize: Vuly Ultra M Trampoline valued at $1,050
Second Prize: Beefeater BUGG BBQ valued at $700
Third Prize: National Patio Day Pop Up Patio
We will also give away one $50 Stratco voucher for the best entry each fortnight.
How to enter:
You can enter on either Facebook or Instagram.
Facebook – By posting on the Entrant’s Facebook Page, tagging the Stratco Facebook page (@stratco) in an unrestricted public post. The Entrant’s Facebook account privacy must be set to public and not private.; or
Instagram – By posting on the Entrant’s Instagram Page and including #nationalpatioday in an unrestricted public post. The Entrant’s Instagram account privacy must be set to public and not private.
3. Share Your Celebrations To Win On National Patio Day
There will be a number of prizes given away to those who share their National Patio Day celebrations with us via social media on Saturday 5 December 2020. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information.
Make a $1 donation to Cancer Council on the Stratco website. Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year, with at least two in three people diagnosed with skin cancer before age 70. We want to change that, and we can't do it without your support. You can donate $1 on top of your transaction and help Cancer Council work towards a cancer free future.
Purchase A National Patio Day Straw Hat
Practice sun safety leading up to your celebration and on National Patio Day by wearing your special edition hat. This hat protects you from the sun AND helps reduce your risk of skin cancer! Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year! Australia has the highest instance of melanoma in the world. Together, Stratco and Cancer Council are working to create a skin cancer free future for all Australians. $5 from every National Patio Day straw hat will go to Cancer Council to support their work across research, prevention and support and help raise awareness of the importance of sun protection.
Donate At Cancer Council
You can support a host or donate directly to Cancer Council on the website. The money raised through National Patio Day enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives. Once you raise $20 you will gain an entry to win a $30,000 Stratco Home Stadium so get fundraising!*
*Stay safe. Please check your local social distancing restrictions when planning your event.