Solect Energy receives award for its efforts to educate solar workers about melanoma and sun safety

Source: Solar Power World, January 2019

Solect Energy CEO Ken Driscoll, has been honored by IMPACT Melanoma with its Keeper of the Hope Award.  The award was presented at IMPACT Melanoma’s 2018 Shades of Hope Gala which took place on Nov. 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. Driscoll was lauded for his many contributions to IMPACT Melanoma and for the leadership role Solect has taken in educating its workers and partners about respecting the power of the sun

IMPACT Melanoma, a national non-profit aimed at reducing the incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is committed to sun-safety. The Keeper of the Hope Award is presented to a member of its IMPACT community whose generosity, vision and commitment to the organization over time is unwavering. The award is given in honor of Suzanne Donahue, a young woman who lost her battle with melanoma at age 37.

“We are delighted to present Ken with the 2018 Keeper of the Hope Award,” said Deb Girard, Executive Director of IMPACT Melanoma. “Ken has been an outstanding corporate partner, hosting our Boston Marathon team at their Hopkinton offices on race day for the past six years, and volunteering on our golf tournament committee. What has really made Ken stand out is the leadership that he and his team at Solect have shown in not just evangelizing, but actively supporting skin safety for their outdoor workers and partners. Solect’s protocols for educating and protecting their team members from harmful UV rays, have become the model for our National Workers Initiative.”

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