Tuesday, May 20, 2008

skin cancer takes friends by olay

Here is a little something that is important to me. I have had some scares in the skin cancer area and now get regular skin checks from my doctor. This is a great opportunity to go get checked out by a doctor and it's free!! And you get to go with a friend...everything is better when you go with friends. Treat yourselves to a little Starbucks afterwards...

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, Olay and theAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) have joined forces for the fourth year for "Skin Cancer Takes Friends," a nationwide free skin cancer screening program that encourages Americans to bring their friends to a participating dermatologic surgeon's office for a free skin cancer screening. Together with "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross, Olay and the ASDS are working to raise awareness about the importance of prevention and detection in the fight against skin cancer.

• One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer over the course of their lives, and over one million new skin cancers will be detected each year.
• During last year's Skin Cancer Takes Friends program, more than 300 dermatologic surgeons in 200 cities across 45 states performed over 9,000 free screenings
• People can log on to SkinCancerTakesFriends.org or ASDS.net to find a participating dermatologic surgeon in their area.

Skin Cancer Facts
• Someone dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, nearly every hour. Yet when detected and treated early, it is almost 100 percent curable.
•Women ages 20-29 are particularly vulnerable, with melanoma ranking as the second most common form of cancer in the age group.
•Dermatologic surgeons agree that the most important step in skin cancer prevention is applying a daily moisturizer with broad spectrum sun protection. Despite the knowledge that most skin cancers are caused from excessive sun exposure, many adults still do not use daily sun protection.

So grab a buddy and go get checked!

With Love (Always),
Jennifer and Christine

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the Dr.s that is part of Skin Cancer takes friends Dr. Timothy Rosio is a fraud! Read the story here: http://www.criminaldefenselawyers.com/news/june/04a.htm
and http://www.plasticsurgerypractice.com/blog/?tag=/board
and http://www.sacbee.com/ourregion/story/1773918.html

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