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Printable Press Release (WORD)

  1. 1. DATE June 21, 2007 CONTACT General Inquiries: Kerry Parker, Exec. Director, 877-WDS-ROSE Media Inquiries: Nancy FitzGerald, 760-333-9296 WOMEN’S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS HIT COURSE RECORDS IN HELPING GOLF FANS PLAY SAFE IN THE SUN AT THE MCDONALD’S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP AN ALL-TIME HIGH DISTRIBUTION OF 25,000 SUNSCREEN SAMPLES GIVEN TO EAGER GOLF FANS AT SUN-SOAKED LPGA EVENT THROUGH AWARD-WINNING SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS AND SUN SAFETY EDUCATION CAMPAIGN; HIGHEST REFERRAL RATE FROM SCREENINGS REACHED Havre de Grace, MD (June 21, 2007)—An energetic sun safety team of local volunteers representing the Women’s Dermatologic Society distributed a record-breaking amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen to massive crowds and provided skin cancer screenings for an at- risk population at the recent McDonald’s LPGA Championship in Havre de Grace, MD. Through the WDS award-winning community outreach service, PLAY SAFE IN THE SUN, Board-certified dermatologist members from Maryland screened 195 golf enthusiasts, including members of the media, LPGA TOUR players and caddies, while Washington, DC dermatologists and a cadre of other volunteers promoted sun safety among the event’s 95,000 attendees. Golf enthusiasts,

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