MD Anderson and Blue Lizard® unite to educate golf community, raise funds for cancer research

Merchandise program supports research at nation's top cancer hospital

Sep 03, 2015, 10:00 ET from Crown Laboratories, Inc.

HOUSTON, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen has launched a program with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to raise funds to help combat cancer. For each 3-ounce tube of Blue Lizard® sunscreen purchased at participating TPC® golf courses across the country, $3 will go toward cancer research at MD Anderson.

When the institution became the official cancer center of the PGA TOUR in spring 2015, it provided complimentary Blue Lizard® sunscreen at select tournaments to professional golfers and the public. After wide adoption by the public, the two organizations discussed a fundraising campaign. Funds raised will go toward MD Anderson's Melanoma Moon Shot – a component of the Moon Shots Program, an accelerated effort to drastically reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care. The moon shot addresses the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, with a team of researchers and clinicians focused on preventing and treating it more effectively and detecting it in its earliest stages.

"With so many athletes, event workers, and fans enjoying the game of golf, Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen is proud to support MD Anderson and the PGA TOUR in the pursuit of putting an end to skin cancer," said Candace Kaufman, consumer brand strategist for Blue Lizard®. "Blue Lizard® is committed to heightening awareness and education around the dangers of the sun, supporting skin cancer research, and providing quality sun protection to all working or playing in the sun."

Ranked number one in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey, MD Anderson has one mission: to end cancer through patient care, research, prevention and education. The Houston-based institution has treated more than 1 million patients since 1944, and its network of affiliated hospitals spans the globe.

"We're grateful for the golf community and Blue Lizard®'s support in our mission to end cancer," said Tom Buchholz, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief at MD Anderson. "By taking simple precautionary measures, like applying sunscreen every two hours while outdoors, people can significantly reduce their risk of developing skin cancer."

Manufactured in the U.S., many Blue Lizard® products are ranked in the top five in their respective categories by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) – an industry authority with strict quality standards for health and environmental safety.

MD Anderson will continue to provide complimentary sunscreen at select PGA TOUR tournaments. To learn more about its sunscreen program and recommended sun protection habits, visit

About MD Anderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution's sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked number one for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey. It has ranked as one of the nation's top two hospitals since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first for 11 of the past 14 years.

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About Blue Lizard®

Blue Lizard® was born in Australia, where standards for sunscreens are the highest in the world. All Blue Lizard® formulations are now made in the USA, while still adhering to Australian standards. We are dedicated to reducing the incidence of skin cancer through our proven photo-stable, broad-spectrum protection that safely blocks harmful UVA/UVB rays, which is why dermatologists, pediatricians, pharmacists and moms nationwide use and recommend Blue Lizard®. Our patented Smart Bottle™ technology causes the bottle or cap to turn blue when exposed to UV rays. Blue Lizard® is available at select retailers, pharmacies and online at

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.

Crown Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated, specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel consumer healthcare products, branded and generic prescription products, and contract development and manufacturing services. Crown Laboratories ranked as the 11th fastest growing company in the Tennessee region and as the 19th fastest growing manufacturer nationwide in Inc. Magazine's 2015 Inc. 5,000 list. Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen is wholly owned and manufactured by Crown Laboratories, Inc. in Johnson City, Tenn. For more information, visit

The fundraising program is available at these TPC locations in 2015:

TPC Boston

Norton, MA          

TPC River's Bend

Maineville, OH

TPC Craig Ranch

McKinney, TX     

TPC San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

TPC Deere Run

Silvis, IL          

TPC Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

TPC Jasna Polana

Princeton, NJ    

TPC Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV   

TPC Southwind

Memphis, TN

TPC Louisiana

Avondale, LA   

TPC Sugarloaf

Duluth, GA

TPC Potomac

Potomac, MD  

TPC Summerlin

Las Vegas, NV

TPC River Highlands

Cromwell, CT     

TPC Twin Cities

Blaine, MN

The fundraising program is available at the TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 24-27, 2015.

SOURCE Crown Laboratories, Inc.