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Sun Safety Champions Team Up With LPGA Tour Pro Paula Creamer
Date:10/17/2008

Play Safe in the Sun Volunteers Mount Winning Effort to Fight Skin Cancer at LPGA's Samsung World Championship Where Sun Safety Ambassador Paula

Creamer Triumphs

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteer dermatologists, nurses, medical students and others representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) teamed up at the recent LPGA's Samsung World Championship in Half Moon Bay, CA to combat skin cancer at a time when melanoma rates are on the upswing among younger women.

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Supporting their efforts is top-ranked LPGA Tour player Paula Creamer, who serves as sun safety ambassador of the WDS Play Safe in the Sun campaign. Creamer won the prestigious championship in a field consisting of the world's top 20 players. "It feels so great winning this championship and so does supporting the Women's Dermatologic Society's winning effort to raise awareness about sun safety and skin cancer for outdoor enthusiasts," comments Paula Creamer.

This community service outreach, presented in collaborative partnership with L'Oreal USA, primarily targets females who enjoy outdoor sports such as golf and tennis.

WDS President Suzanne Connolly states, "Every person who comes into the booth to learn more about protecting the skin from sun damage is a victory for us, as we are fully committed to doing our part to promote good skin health practices and skin cancer prevention through sun safety education and early detection."

WDS Board member and board-certified California dermatologist Mary Spellman, MD, successfully led a well-rounded team of volunteers through a weekend of free skin cancer screenings, s
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