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Sunscreen Donation Campaign

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wacwau child
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Child with Albinism
Woman with albinism

We have an URGENT need for unopened bottles of 50+SPF sunscreen and donations to buy them. In previous years WACWAU (women and children affected by albinism Uganda) has been supported by a sunscreen company based in the UK. Unfortunately this year the company is unable to donate the sunscreen the group normally receives. WACWAU's sunscreen stores have been depleted by use over the last year. They are completely out. Sunscreen costs are completely out of balance compared to the weekly wages in Uganda. $30 a bottle is impossible for a person who only earns $1.50 a week. The need is essential as 90% of people in Africa affected by albinism die before the age of 40. Children as young as 5 years old are faced with skin cancer lesion removals constantly. After all efforts where put towards saving a young boy with skin cancer a few years ago, he died at the age of 9. This event was devastating the the group.

On June 13th WACWAU celebrates international Albinism Awareness Day.  Every year hundreds of families affected by albinism come from the surrounding areas. They will be attending to spread awareness and in hopes of receiving bottles of sunscreen to protect their loved ones. We would love to be able to give them the supplies they need in order to help these families in need! We are also looking for a more long turn solution to help this group. If you have a contact or know of anyone in the sunscreen industry please reach out we would greatly appreciate your help!

Please help us make a difference in the lives of these amazing people! Make a donation of your choice below. No amount is too little as it all adds up.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your consideration and generosity.

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