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South Carolina Dermatologists Will Serve Tennis Fans With Free Skin Checks and Sun Safety Tips

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when skin cancer is still the nation's most common form of cancer and melanoma rates in younger females are on the upswing, a team of South Carolina physicians representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) will provide free skin cancer screenings and sun safety education at the Family Circle Cup, on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 9 am-3 pm. Led by board-certified dermatologist Marguerite Germain, MD, (Mt. Pleasant, SC), local volunteers will conduct the outreach in the WDS tent at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island, SC.


This event is part of Play Safe in the Sun, a 3-year community outreach campaign presented by WDS in collaborative partnership with L'Oreal USA. This volunteer program draws from the organization's 1,600 members to promote sun safety among outdoor sports enthusiasts. Michel McDonald, MD (Nashville, TN) and Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver, CO) lead the WDS Service Committee, which oversees this campaign.



The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) supports the careers and professional development of women dermatologists. Our mission is to help women in dermatology achieve their greatest personal and professional potential by striving to foster, promote, and support women's issues in dermatology; identify, train, and recognize women leaders in dermatology; provide a forum for developing relationships and the exchange of ideas and research relevant to women's issues; and promote the highest possible standards of ethics, research, patient care and education, as well as public education.


L'Oreal USA, headquartered in New York City, is a wholly owned subsidiary of L'Oreal SA, one of the world's leading beauty companies. L'Oreal USA has Research and Development, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across eight states in the U.S, including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado and Texas. L'Oreal's impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Shu Uemura, L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L'Oreal Professionel and Kerastase. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L'Oreal's nine American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen, Carson, Kiehl's Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, SkinCeuticals and PureOlogy.

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