Women’s Dermatologic Society to Offer Skin Cancer Screenings

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Award Winning Play Safe in the Sun Program Announces 2018 Play Safe Season

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“Prevention is the KEY and we are extremely excited about our upcoming outreach efforts through our WDS Play Safe in the Sun campaign. We will be hosting several big events across the country and providing skin cancer screenings and free sunscreen through our partnership with La Roche Posay,”

Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of ethnicity or age. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.

The Women’s Dermatologic Society’s (WDS) award-winning Play Safe in the Sun Program works at curbing the incidence of skin cancer by providing free skin cancer screenings, sun damage assessments, sun safety educational materials, and complimentary sunscreen samples to the public. To date, the Play Safe in the Sun Program has hosted almost 60 events, screened over 4,850 people, and distributed over 350,000 sunscreen samples!

“Prevention is the KEY and we are extremely excited about our upcoming outreach efforts through our WDS Play Safe in the Sun campaign. We will be hosting several big events across the country and providing skin cancer screenings, education, and free sunscreen through our partnership with La Roche-Posay,” stated Dr. Ashley Wysong, WDS Service Committee Chair.

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.

“Sun safe habits are so important in maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, and this partnership between local WDS board-certified dermatologists, La Roche-Posay, and the various event organizations offers an incredible service to men and women participating in each event.” Stated Dr. Laurin Council, WDS Board Member and Service Committee volunteer.

Event Details:
Event 1: Cattlemen’s Ball
Location: Hebron, NE
Address: 6235 Road P, Hebron, NE 68370
Date: June 2, 2018
Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm

Event 2: Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure
Location: St. Louis, MO
Address: Downtown St. Louis, between Tucker Blvd, Market St, and 15th St.
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 6:30am – 11:00am

Event 3: 2XU New York City Triathlon
Location: New York, NY
Address: Central Park, New York, NY
Date: July 1, 2018
Time: 7:30am – 1:00pm

Event 4: Chicago Triathlon
Location: Chicago, IL
Address: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Date: August 26, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm

About the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS)
The Women's Dermatologic Society, founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to our specialty and society. To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional sub-specialties.

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