I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a sook. Those labradors in the Kleenex ads make me cry. Those mummy/baby cuddle ones–yep have me blubbering. But this ad made me sad for a whole different reason.
See as a typical Aussie girl I am a walking advertisement for sun damage. I have had and need to have BCC’s (basal cell carcinomas) cut out of me and I live in terror of getting a melanoma. I live in the skin cancer capital of the world and I’m very fair so my odds aren’t good.
So have a look at this health message and next time you think having a good old bake on the sun, just this once, won’t kill you, think again. I wish 16 year old me knew all this, but then again, who can tell a 16 year old anything.