Did you know that at least two in three people are diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70?
Stratco and Cancer Council are calling on Australians to celebrate National Patio Day on Saturday 7 December to help raise awareness and vital funds to support those impacted by cancer.
Six handy tips to help you best enjoy your time outside:
Check the UV levels and sun protection times to check when you need to be protected. Temperature is not an indicator.
Host activites that occur in the shade. Staying under the shade will help reduce your overall UV exposure.
Wear protective clothing. Use clothing to create a great barrier between your skin and the harmful UV.
Apply and reapply your sunscreen.
Avoid being outside during the peak UV times of the day.
Combine your sun protection. Go all out: seek shade, wear sunnies, grab a protective hat and wear sunscreen.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, with almost 50,000 deaths from cancer estimated for 2019. Help us, help you and all Australians to a cancer free future.
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Over many decades, Stratco Outback Patios have provided vital shade to hundreds of thousands of families so that they can enjoy our iconic Australian Summer. Stratco will be donating a minimum of $50 for every patio sold until November 30* to Cancer Council. Purchase your Stratco Patio now and have it in time to host your own event for National Patio Day.
By hosting an event, you will not only support Australians impacted by cancer, but you will be educating your family and friends on the importance of sun protection. For every $50 you raise it puts you in draw to win either a Hafele Alfresco Kitchen valued at $5,000, or one of five $500 Stratco gift cards*. You will also receive a free National Patio Day host pack when you register online.
Let us know what your plans are for National Patio Day and go in the draw to win great prizes, including a Pop Up Patio valued at $700! Enter by commenting on the competition post at Facebook or Instagram.