Sunscreen Dispenser Installed at                               EBC

July, 2020:   Westford Friends of EBC is happy to announce the installation of a public sunscreen dispenser in front of the new Bath House!   Dedicated to the memory of Emily Edwards, the dispenser is there to help protect you and your loved ones against the dangers of skin cancer (melanoma).   The dispenser is touchless, enabling access to the sunscreen while limiting contact with surfaces.  Of course, while Covid-19 is still a threat, you are encouraged to wear a face mask and observe social distancing while using the dispenser.

Emily Edwards was a dedicated and treasured Board member of the Westford Friends of East Boston Camps for many years.  She died after a heroic struggle with melanoma in 2019.   Her husband, Matt Edwards, made a generous financial contribution to this project in loving memory of Emily.

The installation and maintenance of the sunscreen dispenser is a result of the collaboration of Impact Melanoma, Emerson Hospital, Westford Friends of EBC, the Conservation Commission and Matt.

IMPACT Melanoma is a national non-profit organization dedicated to working to reduce the incidence of melanoma. Committed to skin cancer prevention and early detection, they provide a variety of award-winning programs aimed to raise awareness and educate the public about skin cancer, as well as support services for those struggling with the disease. In response to the Surgeon General’s 2014 Call to Action to address skin cancer as a major public concern, IMPACT Melanoma launched a pilot program called Practice Safe Skin during the summer 2015 to donate free sunscreen. For more information visit

Emily Edwards Bench Dedication


October 18, 2020:  A granite bench in memory of Emily Edwards, faithful friend of East Boston Camps, was dedicated on this lovely Sunday morning in October.  Emily’s bench, donated by her parents, is located on a peaceful overlook at the north end of Burges Pond, just off the trail that circumscribes the pond.   Emily’s husband, Matt, and her daughter, Jane, were in attendance along with members of the Friends of EBC and other close friends.  Emily will always be in our hearts.