Highlights from the event include:
-- 90 sun damage assessments provided to the public, resulting in a
majority of people who said they would change their habits after
viewing their sun damage with the ultraviolet reflectance camera unit.
-- 15 LPGA Tour Players and 20 male caddies (a record number)
participated in the skin cancer screenings.
-- One caddie's story of a suspected melanoma led to a New York Times
article about the importance of skin cancer prevention for golfers.
-- 17 members of the Media underwent sun damage assessments and skin
-- 69 golf fans were screened during the rainy golf weekend.
-- 35% of all people screened were referred to dermatologists for further
diagnosis/biopsy of suspicious sites presumptively diagnosed as skin
-- Despite inclement weather, 22,000 samples of broad-spectrum sunscreen
were distributed to the public with the message, "use on sunny or
-- Clifton, New Jersey Mayor James Anzaldi presented WDS with a
proclamation in recognition of the organization's effort to promote
skin cancer prevention and sun safety awareness in the community
through "Play Safe in the Sun."
In addition to funding support from L'Oreal USA, product donations for the public, players and members of the media were provided by several of L'Oreal USA's brands, including Garnier, Kiehls, SkinCeuticals and La Roche Posay.
The WDS national campaign, is c
|SOURCE The Women's Dermatologic Society|
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