California Dermatologists to Help Golfers Play Safe in the Sun at CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge

Women’s Dermatologic Society volunteers will conduct free skin cancer screenings and sun safety education at Danville tournament

Oct 11, 2010, 15:00 ET from Women's Dermatologic Society

DANVILLE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- United by the mission to curb the incidence of skin cancer, a team of volunteers representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) will provide free skin cancer screenings, sun damage assessments and sun safety education to golf fans enjoying the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge in Danville, CA from October 15-17.  The local husband and wife physician team of Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, and Vivek Bansal, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will lead the outreach in the WDS tent located in the Exhibition Village near the 18th green of the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville. Free skin checks will be offered to tournament fans on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 from 9 am- 3 pm and on Sunday, October 17, from 9 am-12 pm.



This volunteer service is part of a 3-year community outreach campaign, Play Safe in the Sun, collaboratively supported by L'Oreal USA.  The program draws from the organization's membership to promote sun safety among outdoor sports enthusiasts. Michel McDonald, MD (Nashville, TN) and Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver, CO) lead the WDS Service Committee, which oversees this award-winning campaign.

Visit: to view a video message from LPGA Tour player Paula Creamer and sun safety PSA's featuring Ryann O'Toole, Duramed FUTURES Tour player, with dermatologists Lisa Garner, MD, WDS President and member Marta VanBeek, MD.


The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) supports the careers and professional development of women dermatologists. Our mission is to help women in dermatology achieve their greatest potential by striving to foster, promote, and support women's issues in dermatology; identify, train, and recognize women leaders in dermatology; provide a forum for developing relationships and the exchange of ideas and research relevant to women's issues; and promote the highest possible standards of ethics, research, patient care and education, and public education.


L'Oreal USA, headquartered in New York City, is a wholly owned subsidiary of L'Oreal SA, one of the world's leading beauty companies. L'Oreal USA has Research and Development, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across eight states in the US, including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado and Texas.  L'Oreal's portfolio of brands includes: Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Shu Uemura, L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L'Oreal Professionel and Kerastase. The US is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L'Oreal's nine American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen, Carson, Kiehl's Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, SkinCeuticals and PureOlogy.

SOURCE Women's Dermatologic Society