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Sunscreen dispensers at the zoo

Upstate Cancer Center donates sunscreen dispensers to Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Now there’s no reason to get a sunburn while visiting the zoo.

The Upstate Cancer Center has donated 3 sunscreen dispensers to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to help protect guests against skin cancer.

The free SPF30 sunscreen stations are located at the entrance to the zoo courtyard, near the snow leopard exhibit and at the tiger pavilion.

Funding for this project was made possible through a New York State Health Department grant focusing on community cancer prevention, as well as funds from The Upstate Foundation.

The Upstate Cancer Center is committed to educating our community on the effects of the sun and skin cancer and hope to have more dispensers installed in various locations. “

Our partnership with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is ideal and we are grateful for its role in the success of this project,” said Matthew Capogreco of Upstate Cancer Center, noting that Upstate Cancer Center will supply sunscreen for the dispensers “for years to come.”


Caption: From left, Richard Kilburg, associate administrator of the Upstate Cancer Center, Rosamond Gifford Zoo Director Ted Fox and Matthew Capogreco, Upstate Cancer Center program and events coordinator with one of the new touchless sunscreen dispensers at the zoo.