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Kerry Parker
| (1-877-937-7673)

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Nancy FitzGerald
(760) 333-9296


Takes Flight at the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival!


WDS Families Play Safe in the Sun Campaign Takes Flight at the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival!
Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2007
Oak Point Park
Plano, Texas  (Click here for map/directions | More information on the festival)

A team of Dallas-area volunteers representing WDS, graciously led and hosted locally by WDS member Sarah Weitzul, MD, will offer FREE skin cancer screenings by Texas Board-certified dermatologists, sun damage assessments, sun safety educational materials, free sunscreen and  those ever-popular UV color-changing bracelets, plus children's sun safety activities at the WDS tent (spaces 212/213) on the grounds of the popular and breathtaking Hot Air Balloon Festival. There is still a chance for members to volunteer some hours at the Festival to conduct the screenings and participate in this fun and rewarding outreach,during the following shifts:
  • Friday, September 21  5-8 pm (Plano Deputy Mayor will present WDS with a proclamation declaring a citywide 'Families Play Safe in the Sun" Day;
  • Saturday, September 22, 7-10 am and 4-8 pm
  • Sunday, September 23, 7-10 am and 4-7 pm.

Please call the WDS office today to sign up for this wonderful community service opportunity: 1-877-WDS-ROSE! You may learn more about the campaign by visiting

MAP OPTIONS: Google Maps | Plano Balloon Festival Map & Directions

(For information on WDS membership please CLICK HERE)

  • INFORMATION: Contact the Women’s Dermatologic Society by
    ---> Phone: 1-877-WDS-ROSE (937-7673)


The WDS promotes Sun Safety through "Families Play Safe in the Sun", a broad-based national campaign, made possible through a generous grant from the 3M Foundation. Through a wide range of educational and outreach programs in fifteen communities across the United States, "Families Play Safe in the Sun" offers free skin cancer screenings, educational materials and dynamic sun protection activities geared for the needs and interests of different communities. Led by WDS member dermatologists, the campaign is designed to help spread the message of skin cancer prevention and proper skin health. The Women's Dermatologic Society is grateful to the 3M Foundation for its vision and generosity so that its member dermatologists in all regions of the United States can reach out into their communities to help educate, empower and encourage people of all ages to make sun safety a way of life.

For further information about Women’s Dermatologic Society, visit:

Contact Kerry Parker, Executive Director, at 1-877-WDS-ROSE

The Women's Dermatologic Society supports the careers and professional development of women dermatologists. The mission of the Women’s Dermatologic Society is to help women in dermatology achieve their greatest personal and professional potential by striving to: foster, promote, and support women’s issues in dermatology; identify, train, and recognize women leaders in dermatology; and provide a forum for developing relationships.