A screenshot from one of the videos with the presenter on the left behind a desk and the sunburnt choir on the right

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Presenter Mikael Bertelsen relays the message in 5 languages – every time the choir merely sings “ow ow ow ow ow”

A Danish most cancers charity is asking residents of international vacation locations to look out for pale-skinned guests who could also be susceptible to sunburn, and has launched a playful marketing campaign to boost consciousness.

The Danish Most cancers Society is spreading its “Assist a Dane” message via a multilingual series of videos parodying a government-style announcement. Every one sees TV presenter Mikael Bertelsen solemnly handle the individuals of France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Thailand in their very own languages, whereas flanked by a choir of sunburnt and swimsuit-clad Danes. The 5 nations are the highest locations for Danish vacationers heading overseas.

“We Danes love your nation, however there’s a downside,” Mr Bertelsen says. “The sturdy solar is dangerous to our delicate pores and skin and daily a Dane dies from pores and skin most cancers. We all know you have got loads in your plate, however we respectfully ask on your assist. Assist a Dane within the solar.”

Backed by some dramatic string music, Mr Bertelsen then demonstrates how locals will help their paler guests. Remind them to hunt the shade of solar umbrella, put on a hat and sunscreen, he says, whereas rubbing some SPF-30 into the shoulder of a shirtless Danish man.

The marketing campaign’s web site invitations individuals to enroll as “ambassadors”, for which they’re going to obtain “a particular thanks” and a information on easy methods to assist a Dane within the solar. Marketing campaign Supervisor Thomas Koefoed tells the BBC that that greater than 9,000 individuals from the 5 nations have signed up as ambassadors, far exceeding preliminary expectations. “We’re touched by their willingness to assist,” he says.

Whereas the advert’s tone is clearly supposed to be amusing, it is backed up by some critical statistics. Denmark has one of many highest cancer rates on this planet, partly on account of excessive prognosis charges but in addition due to way of life components. The Danish Most cancers Society notes that estimated annual pores and skin most cancers circumstances are virtually double the quantity in France, when variations in age distribution are taken under consideration.

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Every video is tailor-made to the native viewers – a charred pizza reveals Italians how way more prone Danes are to burning

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