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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” Melanoma

Behind the SunSmart sunscreen dispenser are (L-R) Philadelphia Phillies Senior Vice President Dave Buck, Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Executive Director Stacy Ostrau, Baseball Hall of Fame player Mike Schmidt, Independence Blue Cross President of Facilitated Health Networks Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., MBA, and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Network Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., MBA, joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, the Philadelphia Phillies, and representatives from the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to announce a new partnership to strike out melanoma in Philadelphia, making Philadelphia a SunSmart City.

Independence is helping to fund free sunscreen dispensers that the City of Philadelphia will place in parks and public areas around the city to help remind residents of the importance of being sun smart. In addition, starting Sunday, May 28 during the Phillies-Reds game, every fan will have access to sunscreen for every daytime event, including concerts and special events, and home games at Citizen Bank Park with 12 portable sunscreen dispensers located throughout the ballpark.