Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion Challenges Families To Commit To 101 Days This Summer To Benefit Charity
SHELTON, Conn., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the weather warms up, kids and their parents will soon begin to set their sights on the start of the summer season. But before the last school bell rings, Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion is challenging parents to plan their summer a bit differently this year and take its 101 Days of Summer Play pledge, committing to enjoy fun in the sun with their families every day, all season long. Each pledge taken will trigger a donation of one bottle of sunscreen to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Connecticut camp founded by Paul Newman in 1988 for children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Throughout the summer, parents can take the pledge on the Banana Boat® brand Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bananaboatbrand). For each parent’s commitment to outdoor play, the brand will donate one bottle, up to 10,000 bottles, of new Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion SPF 50+ to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit, residential summer camp with universally accessible programming and activities designed to help children experience a different kind of healing.
“The summer is all about making fun families memories outside in the sun,” said Banana Boat® Sun Care Senior Brand Manager, Hilary Daly. “And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch of our latest product line up – new Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion – than to partner with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and provide sun protection for the children of the camp all summer long.”
Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion offers sun protection using naturally sourced sunscreen actives that reflect UVA and UVB rays. Free of oxybenzone and parabens, the sunscreen actives in Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion are 100% naturally sourced mineral sunscreens Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which are gentle on sensitive skin, water resistant and proven effective to protect against sunburn long-term skin damage.
“The safety of our campers is of paramount concern and our medical staff was happy to see that Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion is gentle, yet effective, on sensitive skin,” said Ken Alberti, director of development at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. “Our partnership with Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion will help us ensure that the brave and beautiful children in our care have a safe summer filled with empowering moments that they will never forget.”
A part of the Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion 101 Days of Summer Play campaign, the brand will be sharing custom tips and suggestions from natural living expert and mom, Sara Snow, on how to stay active and have fun in the sun together as a family over the course of the summer.
New Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion is available in three varieties – Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ and Natural Reflect Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+. It is currently available and is found nationwide at mass, grocery, and drug retailers. For more information about Banana Boat® brand sun care products, please visit www.bananaboat.com or www.facebook.com/bananaboatbrand.
About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast, the Camp serves more than 20,000 children and family members annually. All services are free of charge.
About Sara Snow
Sara Snow is a natural living expert, mom and host of Discovery Health’s “Get Fresh with Sara Snow.” Sara travels the country and beyond in search of producers of products and services that make natural and green living easier and more accessible for the everyday citizen. She also co-hosted “Big Green Lies” for the Fine Living Channel, where she investigated common misconceptions within the world of green and natural living. Her first book, Sara Snow’s Fresh Living; The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home, was released in 2009 to provide practical advice for families looking to live greener lives. While Sara continues development work on her next TV and book projects, she has stepped into her biggest role yet, that of mom to her daughter Silvia. Sara grew up in a natural household with a family legacy of healthy, green living and she draws on those experiences in all of her daily work and home life.
About Banana Boat® Brand
The Banana Boat® brand offers a wide range of product options that provide today’s busy family with reliable sun protection without worry, so the fun can go on and on. The advanced technology in Banana Boat® sunscreen products provides effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that won’t break down in the sun. Banana Boat® products have carried The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for almost two decades.
About Energizer Personal Care
A leading manufacturer of health and beauty products around the world, Energizer Personal Care is a division of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Energizer Personal Care markets products in more than 100 countries worldwide under the Playtex®, Banana Boat®, Hawaiian Tropic®, Skintimate® and Schick® brands. Playtex and all other trademarks are licensed or owned by Energizer or its affiliates.
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