This young football fan is rockin’ a SUNSPORT tattoo (the temporary kind) during a sun-drenched November afternoon at Stanford Stadium. The 27-23 victory over Oregon State was one of seven straight wins on the Cardinal’s dramatic run to the Rose Bowl.
SUNSPORT is a new education and research program to improve sun-protection knowledge and habits among Stanford student-athletes – as well as outdoor athletes and fans of all ages. The SUNSPORT logo tattoo delivers a message: “I’ve got my sunscreen on. Do you?”
A partnership among the Stanford Cancer Institute, the medical school’s Department of Dermatology, Stanford Athletics, and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, SUNSPORT is establishing the most comprehensive sun protection outreach and research program of any university in the country. SUNSPORT research focuses on surveying Stanford’s outdoor athletes to identify attitudes and sun-protection practices in this high-risk population, and program dermatologists also work closely with athletes, coaches and athletic trainers to improve sun safety behaviors.
Going to the Rose Bowl? Post your photos wearing the SUNSPORT logo on the Stanford SUNSPORT Facebook page. Tattoos are available by e-mailing a request with your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Kristin Nord/Stanford Department of Dermatology