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
'/>"/>

SOURCE Melanoma Foundation of New England
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

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:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... U.S. Rep. ... an expanded list of telehealth services available to Medicare beneficiaries. Thompson’s bill, the ... (R-MS 3), Diane Black (R-TN 6) and Peter Welch (D-VT). , “This bi-partisan ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... , ... Today, the physicians at Allied Anesthesia, who provide services to Children’s ... counties, released a series of tips to help children stay safe over the summer ... spend more unsupervised time outdoors. , The most common causes of injuries and ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... WiseWear®, a ... launched their first line of luxury smart jewelry called the Socialite™ collection. The ... ship this fall. , “The Socialite collection was crafted to inspire women ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Leading ... expert Jay Warden as Senior Vice President, heading the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Services ... the best solutions to healthcare providers’ needs in ways that strengthen their position ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... ... the Southwest, including Giant, Mustang, Sun Dial and Howdy’s, raised more than ... original 2015 fundraising goal by nearly $100,000, to help support children fighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The American Telemedicine Association Supports Legislation to Expand Medicare Coverage for Telemedicine Services 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Release Summertime Safety Tips 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Release Summertime Safety Tips 3Health News:WiseWear Unveils Luxury Smart Jewelry Line 2Health News:Hammes Company Hires Jay Warden to Lead Healthcare Advisory Services 2Health News:Hammes Company Hires Jay Warden to Lead Healthcare Advisory Services 3Health News:Western Refining Raises $524,286 to Help Send Kids with Neuromuscular Disease to MDA Summer Camp 2Health News:Western Refining Raises $524,286 to Help Send Kids with Neuromuscular Disease to MDA Summer Camp 3
... , RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 16 Blue Water Spa, a Raleigh ... Raleigh with an anniversary party and Raleigh food drive. Guests who ... One lucky winner will receive a $10,000 spa gift certificate for ... of NC will be on hand Wed. November 18 and Saturday ...
... SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Retail ... steadily in the first half of 2009 with,total consumption peaking ... major Contact Lens manufacturers. Positive sales,data showing a growth of ... an economic recovery that is being led by consumers spending. ...
... every household has some sort of a first aid kit filled ... plan ahead for dental emergencies? , According to a recent ... products, although one in six Americans had a dental emergency during ... the problem. , "You keep medical supplies on hand for ...
... ... it says there is no solidity or separation, as commonly understood, between any physical ... religion, economics; and create world peace, eternal life and time travel. , ... (PRWEB) November 16, 2009 -- This is intended ...
... ... impairments caused by Alzheimer,s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADD, Schizophrenia and more. , ... (PRWEB) November 16, 2009 ... rehab tools for a variety of cognitive disorders at the American Medical Informatics ...
... ... Science’s “Best of What’s New” in 2009 for their HyGreen™ hand washing system. ... Sarasota, FL ... Science’s “Best of What’s New” in 2009 for their HyGreen™ hand washing system. Xhale, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Raleigh Day Spa, Blue Water Spa, Raffles Off $10,000 in Day Spa Packages for Contributing to Raleigh Food Drive 2Health News:GfK Asia Reports: Malaysian Contact Lens Market Sees Strong Recovery in Second Half of 2009 2Health News:GfK Asia Reports: Malaysian Contact Lens Market Sees Strong Recovery in Second Half of 2009 3Health News:Be Prepared for a Dental Emergency During the Holidays 2Health News:New View Of Reality (In Printed Book Form) That Combines Einstein And Quantum Mechanics, And Fills The World With Miracles 2Health News:New View Of Reality (In Printed Book Form) That Combines Einstein And Quantum Mechanics, And Fills The World With Miracles 3Health News:HAPPYneuron Launches Beta Program for Innovative Cognitive Rehab Tools at AMIA Conference in San Francisco 2Health News:HAPPYneuron Launches Beta Program for Innovative Cognitive Rehab Tools at AMIA Conference in San Francisco 3Health News:Xhale Recognized in Popular Science's "Best of What's New" with hand from ROBRADY design 2
(Date:7/7/2015)... FREMONT, Calif. , July 7, 2015  The ... and Velos, Inc. have entered into a seven year ... research nationally throughout South Korea and ... signing was accompanied by a two day joint workshop between ... Korea.  National Cancer Center President Dr. Lee ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... , Kalifornien, 7. Juli 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Medizintechnikunternehmen, das sich der Entwicklung innovativer Geräte ... heute den Zugang von R. Michael ... Herr Kleine verfügt über eine ... Medizintechnik und Gesundheitsfürsorge. Er hat verschiedene globale ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... Md. , July 7, 2015 ... (CRO) focusing in Oncology, Vaccines, and General Medicine ... the final locked database to Heron Therapeutics, Inc. ... 3 receptor antagonist product candidate SUSTOL® (granisetron ... regimen with the IV NK 1 receptor ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:National Cancer Center of South Korea and Velos Sign Long-Term Velos eResearch Agreement 2National Cancer Center of South Korea and Velos Sign Long-Term Velos eResearch Agreement 3Sequent Medical beruft Mike Kleine in den Aufsichtsrat 2Sequent Medical beruft Mike Kleine in den Aufsichtsrat 3Accelovance Completes Trial Enrollment and Delivery of Clinical Data for Heron Therapeutics' Phase 3 Trial 2
... ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... a new radiotherapy treatment planning tool designed to work with ... the amount of time needed for planning advanced treatments. ... clinician must take the patient,s anatomical images and identify and ...
... Agreement allows development for potential treatment of chronic constipation ... SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today ... market Resolor ® (prucalopride) in the United States ... of the agreement have not been disclosed. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Software that Speeds Up Radiotherapy Treatment Planning 2Shire Acquires US Rights to Resolor(R) (prucalopride) 2Shire Acquires US Rights to Resolor(R) (prucalopride) 3Shire Acquires US Rights to Resolor(R) (prucalopride) 4
Curved shafts and tips with 7 mm tying platform. Serrated handle with polished finish. Overall length 4 inches....
Straight shafts with 5 mm tying platform. Wide handle with dull finish. Overall length 4.3 inches....
Straight shafts with 7 mm tying platform. Flat serrated handle with dull titanium finish. Overall length 4.5 inches....
Curved shafts with 4 mm tying platform. Serrated handle with dull finish. Manufactured in titanium. Overall length 3.3 inches....
Medicine Products: