MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Delight Hill's non-profit organization, Just Believe, began in memory of her daughter Jodi Ball, who passed away in 2013 after a battle with Melanoma.
To spread skin cancer awareness, Just Believe began installing sunscreen dispensers in 2016 in Marquette County, but has continued to grow to neighboring counties over the past two years. Through a grant from IMPACT Melanoma, Just Believe was able to place two sunscreen dispensers at Iron Ore Heritage Trail and Peter Nordeen Park in 2016. Last year, the organization was able to set up 22 sunscreen dispensers throughout Marquette, Alger, Baraga and Delta counties through a grant from the Superior Health Foundation.
The organization now hopes to place these dispensers all across the U.P., but is looking for community organization sponsorships. A dispenser setup costs about $300, and those who purchase a sunscreen dispenser will be able to use their own sponsorship logo and decide the dispenser location.
"Because skin cancer is on the rise, we're trying to educate how to be sun safe, and this is a logical step that if you're outside for any extended period of time, applying sunscreen is the best to ward off skin damage," says Delight Hill, Awareness Chair and Trustee of Just Believe.
If you would like to purchase a sunscreen dispenser for your community or find out more about Just Believe, you can visit the website at www.jodibelieve.com, Facebook page "Just Believe", or email Delight Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.