|(November 16, 2009 - Houston, TX)-- While the best women golfers in the world vie for victory at the LPGA Tour Championship Presented by Rolex, Houston physicians representing the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) will reach out to golf fans to help defeat skin cancer, the nation’s most common type of cancer. Led by Houston event co-chairs and board-certified dermatologists Deborah MacFarlane, MD and Lucile White, MD, volunteers will provide free skin cancer screenings, sun damage assessments and sun safety education in the WDS tent at the Houstonian Golf & Country Club on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and Sunday, November 22 from 9:00 am-noon. Free sunscreen and sun safety tips will also be distributed to the public.
This event marks the sixth and final outreach of the 2009 season of Play Safe in the Sun, the award-winning WDS community service campaign that is collaboratively supported by L'Oréal USA. Michel McDonald, MD (Nashville) and Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver) co-chair the WDS Service Committee, which oversees this volunteer effort.
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. The WDS mission is to help women in dermatology achieve their greatest 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, and 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 in New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado and Texas. L'Oréal's portfolio of brands includes Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Shu Uemura, L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Professionel and Kérastase. 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 Texas 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 damage assessments, sun safety education, free sunscreen and sun safety tips to golf enthusiasts of all ages
- WHERE: WDS tent at the Houstonian Golf & Country Club
- WHEN: Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and Sunday, November 22 from 9:00 am-noon
- 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.