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Neutrogena(R) Partnership For Skin Health Taps Malin Akerman to Educate About Skin Cancer Detection
Date:6/25/2008

Viral video communicates the importance of skin cancer self-examination

LOS ANGELES, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neutrogena(R) Partnership for Skin Health, a public service initiative that partners with organizations and individuals to educate, promote advancements and explore solutions for skin health, has tapped actress Malin Akerman to educate consumers in a viral video about self-examination for skin cancer detection. As the #1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand and the leader in sun protection technology, Neutrogena(R) is committed to educating and empowering individuals about the importance of self-examinations to detect skin cancer in its earliest and most treatable stage.

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The viral video, starring Akerman, shows a couple performing skin self checks to demonstrate how easy it is to engage with a loved one for early detection of skin cancer. The goal of the video is to empower consumers to take control of their health and encourage both men and women to check themselves for skin cancer.

"The viral video shows how skin examinations can be fun, while communicating the seriousness of the skin cancer message," said Jim Colleran, President, Neutrogena(R) Corporation. "This video is meant to create buzz, spark conversation and serve as a 'wake-up call' to consumers about the importance of self-examination in detecting skin cancer."

"This video and message is something I have a passion for because I understand the importance of checking your skin for suspicious moles," says Malin Akerman. "I recently had a suspicious mole removed from my face; I noticed it was changing shape and asked my dermatologist to examine it. I was one of the luckier ones because it wasn't cancerous."

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US; one in five Americans will develop skin cancer
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