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It is camp season in Missouri, and this year’s FFA and 4-H campers will have extra protection from the sun thanks to FCS Financial.

The agricultural lending cooperative donated 2,000 bottles of sunscreen for the campers at Camp Rising Sun; Camp Clover Point; Lake of the Ozarks 4-H Camp; NEMO Camp; Perry County 4-H Camp and Marion, Lewis, Pike, Ralls, Monroe, Clark, Shelby Counties 4-H Camp. The sunscreen is broad spectrum providing proportional protection against UVA and UVB rays with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles a person's chances of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life and less than half of all teenagers use sunscreen. Use of a broad spectrum sunscreen is one defensive measure that can be used along with wearing protective clothing, sunglasses, hats with brims and limiting hours in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“Participating in outside activities is a wonderful way to spend a summer,” says David Janish, FCS Financial CEO. “We also know that sun exposure can have negative effects. This donation is a way to remind our FFA and 4-H youth to stay safe any time they are outside whether it is for recreation or working on the farm.”

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