WINNIPEG, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Winnipeg dermatologists are inviting members of the public to a skin cancer awareness event at Polo Park Shopping Centre's Community Centre, Winnipeg, on Monday January 25, 2010, from 10 am to 1.30 pm.
Dermatologists will be conducting skin cancer screenings and using a UV light scope to reveal invisible sun damage. The event, hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), aims to raise awareness about the need for early detection and prevention of this disease.
Those worried about spots or moles on their skin, or who have had a lot of sun exposure through outdoor work or recreational activities, are encouraged to come down. Skin cancer screening capacity is limited. The event only happens once a year. Skin cancer awareness materials will be available until 3pm.
Who: Canadian Dermatology Association and Winnipeg
What: Skin cancer screening, sun damage check with UV light
scope, and skin cancer awareness materials.
When and where: Monday January 25, 2010, from 10 am to 1.30 pm,
Community Centre, Polo Park Shopping Centre, 66Q -
1485 Portage Ave, Winnipeg.
Available for on-site interviews - Winnipeg dermatologist, Dr. Marni Wiseman. Resources: skin cancer fact sheets and images. *Media can take their own UV photos using the skin scope. Digital UV camera image available also.
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) 250-6952, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.dermatology.ca