Local members of the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) conducted free skin checks and provided sun safety outreach to LPGA Tour players, caddies, fans and sports writers at recent LPGA Sybase Classic in Clifton, New Jersey
CLIFTON, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote sun safety and skin cancer prevention among golf enthusiasts, who face heightened risks of developing skin cancer due to prolonged sun exposure, dermatologists representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) provided free skin cancer screenings and sun damage assessments at the recent LPGA's Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite in Clifton, New Jersey. This event marked the debut of a 3-year community service campaign geared for outdoor enthusiasts, supported by L'Oreal USA.
WDS member and New Jersey dermatologist Naomi Lawrence, MD hosted the "Play Safe in the Sun" outreach event. Dr. Lawrence, board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology, is Director of Procedural Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital. The WDS volunteer team provided free skin cancer screenings, sun damage assessments, sun safety educational materials and free sunscreen to tournament spectators over the weekend. In addition, volunteers conducted private skin cancer screenings of LPGA Tour players, a record number of male caddies and several members of the media.
The following local dermatologists volunteered for the skin cancer screenings and sun safety outreach: Naomi Lawrence, MD, (event chair), Cheryl Ackerman, MD, Adrian Connolly, MD, Ellen Cunningham, MD, Jason Marquart, MD and Suzanne Sirota-Rozenberg, DO.
Other volunteers who provided support during the outreach included:
|SOURCE The Women's Dermatologic Society|
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