|(April 13, 2009Charleston, SC)-- At a time when skin cancer is still the nation's most common form of cancer and melanoma rates in younger females are on the upswing, a team of South Carolina physicians representing the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) will provide free skin cancer screenings and sun safety education at the Family Circle Cup, on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Led by board-certified dermatologist Marguerite Germain, MD, (Mt. Pleasant, SC), local volunteers will conduct the outreach in the WDS tent at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island, SC.
This event is part of Play Safe in the Sun, a 3-year community outreach campaign presented by WDS in collaborative partnership with L'Oréal USA. This volunteer program draws from the organization's 1,600 members to promote sun safety among outdoor sports enthusiasts. Michel McDonald, MD (Nashville, TN) and Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver, CO) lead the WDS Service Committee, which oversees this campaign.
For further information, please visit: www.playsafeinthesun.org or www.womensderm.org.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY (WDS)
The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) supports the careers and professional development of women dermatologists. Our mission 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; provide a forum for developing relationships and the exchange of ideas and research relevant to women's issues; and promote the highest possible standards of ethics, research, patient care and education, as well as public education.
ABOUT L'ORÉAL USA
L'Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, is a wholly owned subsidiary of L'Oréal SA, one of the world's leading beauty companies. L'Oréal USA has Research and Development, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across eight states in the U.S, including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado and Texas. L'Oréal's impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Shu Uemura, L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Professionel and Kerastase. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L'Oréal's nine American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen, Carson, Kiehl's Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, SkinCeuticals and PureOlogy.
- WHO: Board-certified South Carolina dermatologists and other volunteers representing the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
- WHAT: Play Safe in the Sun community service outreach -- offering free skin cancer screenings, sun safety tips and free sunscreen for tennis fans.
- WHERE: WDS tent at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island, SC
- WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 9 am-3 pm
- FOR MORE INFO: Contact the Women’s Dermatologic Society, 877-WDS-ROSE or visit: www.playsafeinthesun.org
For further information about Women’s Dermatologic Society, visit:
Contact (General Inquiries): WDS Offices at 1-877-WDS-ROSE (937-7673)
Contact (Media Inquiries): Nancy FitzGerald, Director of Communications at (760) 333-9296
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.