Governor Gina Raimondo and US Senator Jack Reed joined Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, Rhode Island-based South County Dermatology and Raw Elements to bring certified natural, environmentally-safe sun protection to beach goers. Raw Elements was founded by a long-time Rhode Island lifeguard Brian Guadagno.
“We feel truly honored to have the opportunity with such amazing partners to bring this public health initiative to the State of Rhode Island,” noted Guadagno. “There is such a high density of people enjoying summers here, and now they, as well as state employees, will have access to safe and effective sunscreen literally at their fingertips. This is a huge win for public health and a national example.”