Dillard’s breaks a guinness world record

Breanna Cataldo, Features Editor

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Dillard’s broke a Guinness World Record for the amount of people putting on sunscreen at the same time for “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” at 2 p.m Saturday in the St. Johns Town Center

Every year in the U.S. more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than they are any other type of cancer, according to skincancer.org. Dillards hosted the record-breaking event in order to raise awareness for skin cancer, after-all May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month”.

The event started at 10 a.m, but the sunscreen application didn’t begin until 2 p.m, according to the event page. Participators broke the record by lathering sunscreen on themselves for two minutes straight.

There were multiple Dillard’s around Florida participating in the event, according to news4jax. Over 300 people came out to the Dillard’s in St. Johns Town Center to participate and celebrate immediately after. The celebration included a DJ and games for everyone to play.

UV rays can harm your skin in as little as 15 minutes, according to cdc.gov. To prevent your skin from skin cancer and UV damage, practice “safe sunshine”.  Apply sunscreen that contains at least 15 SPF, wear hats, sunglasses and sit in the shade here in there to give your skin a break.

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