Women's Dermatologic Society volunteers to reach out in area with proven need for greater sun safety awareness
(August 25, 2009--Portland, OR)--In a region known more for its rainfall than sunshine, a team of Portland dermatologists representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) will return for the third time in six years to the LPGA Safeway Classic to promote sun safety for all seasons and skin types. This picturesque yet often cloudy venue has proven to draw golf lovers who need greater awareness about skin protection, shown by the previous screenings' 37% skin cancer discovery rate.
Led by event chair Phoebe Rich, MD (Portland), dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings, sun damage assessments and education on Friday, August 28, 12 noon-3 pm, Saturday, August 29, 9 am-3 pm and Sunday, August 30, 9 am-12 noon. The outreach will occur in the WDS tent at the Pumpkin Ridge Country Club.
The 3-year community outreach, Play Safe in the Sun, is collaboratively supported by L'Oréal USA. Michel McDonald, MD (Nashville) and Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver) co-chair the WDS Service Committee, which oversees the program. Visit: www.playsafeinthesun.org and www.womensderm.org.
Topics: Portland Classic