Gabrielle Union Teams Up With Neutrogena To Join The Fight Against Skin Cancer
Hollyweird banger Gabrielle Union is using her celeb status for good.
The often fresh-faced actress who is known for her flawless skin has been one of the few celeb faces of Neutrogena for quite some time, and now she has teamed up with the brand to promote skin cancer awareness, specifically among young women.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime(1). As fall fast approaches, Neutrogena and actress Gabrielle Union are urging people to make skin cancer prevention part of their daily, year-round routines in an effort to thwart this epidemic. There is a lot of progress to be made: a recent national survey commissioned by Neutrogena and executed by Harris Interactive showed that just 13 percent of all women in the U.S. wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Fifty-six percent of women surveyed believe the growing rate in skin cancer is due to lack of education.
“Just because summer is ending, sun-safe behavior should not,” says Gabrielle Union. “Skin cancer is the one cancer that’s preventable, yet it’s still on the rise. I’m glad that I can help Neutrogena educate people by spotlighting common sun protection myths and spreading the word that it doesn’t matter the color of your skin; everyone can get skin cancer.”
This is shaping up to be a pretty great month for girls named Gabby.
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