Women’s Dermatologic Society to Offer Skin Cancer Screenings

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Play Safe in the Sun Program at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – New York

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The Women's Dermatologic Society is partnering with the Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' to raise awareness among the rapidly growing running community that prolonged outdoor running increases the risk of skin cancer.

Marathon running has surged in popularity in the recent years, and New Yorkers have never been more in motion. Outdoor running increases exposure to ultraviolet radiation, a carcinogen that promotes skin cancer. Studies show that marathon runners are at increased risk of melanoma, and only half may be adequately protecting themselves with proper clothing and sunscreen.

Successfully managing exposure to ultraviolet radiation could prevent more than three million cases of skin cancer each year. Our goal is to raise awareness among the running community that prolonged outdoor running requires special attention to sun safety. Early detection saves lives.

The Women’s Dermatologic Society’s (WDS) Play Safe in the Sun Program is partnering with Susan G. Komen to participate at the September 10th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Central Park - New York, NY. Event co-chairs, Drs. Stephanie Gallitano, Kathryn Frew, Cherise Mizrahi-Levi, Estee Williams and Jane Yoo, will join dozens of local volunteers to provide free skin cancer screenings, sun damage assessments, sun safety education & materials, and complimentary sunscreen samples to all race survivors and supporters.

"Outdoor running exposes you to a very serious carcinogen, the sun. The Women's Dermatologic Society is partnering with the Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' to raise awareness among the rapidly growing running community that prolonged outdoor running increases the risk of skin cancer. Practically, runners can reduce their risk by applying water-resistant sunscreens, wearing protective clothing, and undergoing yearly screening." - Estee Williams, MD

Event Details: The event is held from 7:00am-11:00am on Saturday, September 10, 2016 and helps to fund local breast health programs and cutting-edge research to find the cures for breast cancer.
Location: Central Park – New York, NY
Address: Event Expo, Located South of the 72nd Street Transverse
Date(s): Saturday, September 10, 2016
Times: 7:00am- 11:30am

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