A Danish most cancers charity is asking residents of international vacation locations to look out for pale-skinned guests who could also be liable to sunburn, and has launched a playful marketing campaign to lift consciousness.
The Danish Most cancers Society is spreading its “Assist a Dane” message by means of a multilingual series of videos parodying a government-style announcement. Every one sees TV presenter Mikael Bertelsen solemnly deal with 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 robust solar is dangerous to our delicate pores and skin and on daily basis a Dane dies from pores and skin most cancers. We all know you’ve rather a lot in your plate, however we respectfully ask to your help. 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 will obtain “a particular thanks” and a information on the way 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 the earth, partly resulting from excessive prognosis charges but in addition due to life-style elements. The Danish Most cancers Society notes that estimated annual pores and skin most cancers instances are nearly double the quantity in France, when variations in age distribution are taken under consideration.
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