Navigation Links
Melanoma Foundation of New England Wins Gold Triangle Award From the American Academy of Dermatology
Date:12/9/2008

"No-Tanning Pledge" Program for the Prom a Winner, Features Kelli Pedroia

CONCORD, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology has announced that the Melanoma Foundation of New England is a 2009 recipient of its prestigious Gold Triangle Award given for "significant contributions to the specialty of dermatology." The award will be presented at the association's annual meeting in San Francisco in March of 2009.

The Foundation won for "Your Skin Is In," its No-Tanning Pledge Program, which targets high school proms in all six New England states to alert teenagers to the dangers of tanning.

"I was seriously into tanning when I was a teenager," says Kelli Pedroia, the spokesperson for Your Skin Is In and wife of Red Sox second-baseman Dustin Pedroia, "When the Foundation asked me to serve as its spokesperson, I jumped at the chance. There is no doubt in my mind that the tanning I did when I was a teenager resulted in the three operations I had to remove lymph nodes and cancerous melanoma when I was 21."

Over 4,000 teenagers signed the no tanning pledge in 2008. "The program was so successful that we are doing it again this year," said Foundation executive director Deb Girard. "Kelli has been central to getting the word out and she has taken the time to meet with high school kids and speak at school assemblies about the importance of being careful in the sun and staying out of tanning beds. She knows first hand what it means to suffer from melanoma, and she is able to transmit our message effectively."

Your Skin Is In is a contest that requires at least 70% of the students in the classes that are holding a prom to sign the Foundation's No-Tanning Pledge and send them in by the February 2 deadline. There are cash prizes for each state, and this year the program is being sponsored by Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital Dermatology Department, Lord & Taylor, and Six Flags New England.

To learn more about entering the Foundation's Your Skin Is In program, read the facts of melanoma and tanning or see a photo of Kelli Pedroia in her prom dress, go the Foundation's web site at www.mfne.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Melanoma Foundation of New England
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Educational Symposium to Present Panel Discussion on Melanoma Treatments and Immunotherapy
2. Paul Sullivans Legacy: An Early Warning Program for Detecting Melanoma Before Its Too Late
3. Prototype test for predicting clinical outcome for melanoma patients
4. New Research on Genetic Changes in Melanomas and Teens Use of Indoor Tanning Could Lead to Better Prevention and Treatment Strategies
5. Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma
6. Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival
7. Melanoma Rates Soar Among Younger Women
8. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence
9. Patients own infection-fighting T cells put late-stage melanoma into long-term remission
10. Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patients Melanoma
11. Inherited melanoma risk: What you do know does help you
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... The ... Hotel in New York, NY, on December 3rd, to benefit Holy Name Medical ... the annual event, which raised over $1 million - the largest event in ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 09, 2016 , ... "I had a terrible time trying to get my ... that if the nebulizer had a more child-friendly design, then children would be more ... the patent-pending NEBY to avoid the need to deliver medication via a nebulizer mask. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) announced ... name change aligns the entire company with its existing Quality Insights branded projects ... are very proud of the achievements associated with the West Virginia Medical Institute ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... (WCRI) officially opened registration today for its 33rd Annual Issues & Research ... . , The theme of the conference is “Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input to Electronic ... Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate that a dictation-based ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the ... to their offering. ... The global travel vaccines market to grow at a CAGR ... the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global travel ... considers the revenue generated from the sales of various vaccines administered ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX ) today ... common stock, $0.01 par value (the "Offering" with such shares ... final terms of the Offering will depend on market and ... be no assurance as to whether or when the Offering ... net proceeds it will receive from this offering for working ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  The global biosurgery market ... during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. The ... 2021 from USD 18.21 billion in 2016. The market ... incidences of sports related injuries and spinal problems, increasing ... need of effective blood loss management. In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: