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The Women's Dermatologic Society invites you to be part of the "Families Play Safe in the Sun Campaign" coming to Long Beach, CA on October 27 - 29, 2005 as the result of a generous grant WDS received from the 3M Foundation. This campaign was launched in Boston, MA on June 30th and Minnesota on August 3rd and received rave reviews throughout the communities. This is an exciting opportunity for you to speak out locally about the importance of sun safety and target that message to families.

We have a number of very exciting events planned that offer something for everyone -- and we need your involvement. Below is a schedule of events - please take a look:

At the Long Beach Convention Center at the California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women and Families, WDS will share a very large exhibit booth with 3M and will provide free skin cancer screenings from the booth. There we will promote our "Families Play Safe in the Sun" message and distribute our materials to conference attendees.

The theme of this year's conference is: Women as Architects of Change: Lessons on Leadership, Activism, and Family.

Speakers include:
  • Governor Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver
  • Suze Orman
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Linda Ellerbe
  • Ann Fudge
  • Nora Ephron
  • Tom Brokow
  • Lisa Ling
Over 10,500 women are expected to attend the conference and there will be over 275 exhibits.

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Telephone: (562) 436-3661
Fax: (562) 436-9491

MAP OPTIONS: Google Maps | Long Beach Convention Center

We will have a 20 x 20 exhibit tent outdoors at the entrance of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach between the hours of 9am - 4pm Friday, October 28 would be targeted to school groups and Saturday, October 29 would be targeted to families.

This dynamic educational outreach, geared for young families and children, will feature WDS volunteers conducting various sun safety activities, including:
  • Sun safety quiz
  • Coloring contest
  • UV reflectance camera photographs
  • Dermascan assessments
  • Distribution of free sunscreen and resource materials

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 590-3100
FAX: (562) 951-1629

MAP OPTIONS: Google Maps | Aquarium of the Pacific

If you are interested in volunteering with the Women's Dermatologic Society, you can sign-up HERE, or download the volunteer sign-up sheet and fax it to the WDS Headquarters Office at (415) 764-4933 with the dates you are available to volunteer.

Thank you for your interest in the Women's Dermatologic Society "Families Play Safe in the Sun" campaign. We look forward to uniting our efforts in this educational outreach program!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tamra Bidegary at the WDS Headquarters Office at 877-937-7673 or email


Women’s Dermatologic Society
575 Market Street, Suite 2125, San Francisco, CA 94105
Toll-Free: 1-877-WDS-ROSE (937-7673)
Tel: (415) 764-4925 Fax: (415) 764-4933
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