Canadian Dermatology Association: Edmonton dermatologists offer free skin
cancer screenings at sun awareness event, Edmonton City Centre, Tuesday June
8, 2010

EDMONTON, June 4 /CNW/ - Edmonton dermatologists are inviting members of the public to a free skin cancer screening and sun awareness event at Edmonton City Centre on Tuesday June 8, 2010, from 11 am to 2 pm.

The event, hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association, happens at the start of National Sun Awareness Week, June 7 - 13, 2010.

This year's focus is photoaging - premature skin aging caused by repeated sun exposure. Photoaging raises the risk of skin cancer. As well as checking for skin cancer, local dermatologists will show participants hidden sun damage using a skin scope.

    
    Who:      Canadian Dermatology Association, Edmonton dermatologists


    What:     Free skin cancer screenings, views of hidden sun damage via a
              skin scope, sunscreen samples, sun protection info.

    When and where:    Tuesday June 8, 2010, 11 am to 2 pm, Edmonton City
                       Centre, Pedway Level, a vacant retail outlet located
                       towards the Bay. Edmonton City Centre is located at
                       10200- 102 Ave.

    *On site for media interviews: A 41 year old Edmonton woman who has had
several skin cancers as well as sun damage will be available on site for
interviews. As well, CDA Sun Awareness Program regional director, Dr. Mariusz
Sapijaszko. Skin cancer and stock skin scope images available, facts and stats
sheets etc.
    

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information: For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, Office: (604) 985-9184, Cell: (604) 753-9929 E-mail: ssherlock@dermatology.ca

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