Thank Jupiter high students for those free sunscreen dispensers

2:01 p.m Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 Local
Students Against Melanoma Vice President Seth Rodgers (left) and SAM President Jordan Borenstein (right) with Loggerhead Marinelife Center Director of Operations Tim Hannon at a dedication of a sunscreen dispenser at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Borenstein)

Using an $8,500 award they won from the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank, two Jupiter Community High School students are installing dispensers that will provide free sunscreen at 10 locations, mostly in north county.

The team was called RAY Band.

“All of the locations that RAY Band selected are well-visited by children and families,” said Jordan Borenstein, Team RAY Band organizer and President of Jupiter High School Students Against Melanoma. “We are thrilled that we are able to help our community be sun-smart and have access to sunscreen.”

Seth Rodgers, a junior at Jupiter Community High, is vice president of SAM.

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The yellow, chest-high dispensers are being placed in parks, beaches, schools, and other outdoor areas where sun exposure is high.

“My dad is a dermatologist. I’ve seen and heard from him about the damage the sun can do to people,” said Borenstein.

Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank funds philanthropic, community-betterment ideas presented by Palm Beach County students.

Team RAY Band was one of nine student-finalist teams to pitch their ideas during a live event to a panel of four local philanthropist-investors.

RAY Band went home with $8,500 and a year of one-to-one mentoring from their philanthropist-investor and mentors.

For information, go to melanomafoundation.com.

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