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Illinois Dermatologists Tee Up for Sun Safety at Two World-Class Golf Championships
Date:8/17/2009

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fueled by the mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer at a time when melanoma rates are on the upsurge in younger females, board-certified Illinois dermatologists representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) will offer free skin cancer screenings and sun safety education to golf enthusiasts of all ages at the world-class LPGA Solheim Cup and the PING Junior Solheim Cup.

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Breaking new ground in WDS outreach, Amy Derick, MD (Barrington, IL) will provide free skin checks and healthy tips to top-ranked American and European junior girls participating in the prestigious PING Junior Solheim Cup in Aurora, IL.

Jonith Breadon, MD and Aisha Sethi, MD, both of Chicago, will co-chair the subsequent outreach at the LPGA Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL, where local dermatologists will offer free screenings in the WDS tent on Friday, August 21, from 12 noon-3 pm, Saturday, August 22, from 9 am-3 pm and on August 23 from 9 am-12 noon. Sun damage assessments, sun safety education and free broad-spectrum sunscreen will also be provided.

These events are part of a 3-year community outreach campaign, Play Safe in the Sun, presented by WDS in collaborative partnership with L'Oreal USA. Led by WDS Service Committee co-chairs Michel McDonald, MD (Nashville, TN) and Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver, CO), the volunteer service promotes sun safety among outdoor sports enthusiasts.

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