NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 76,380 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 20161-A huge reason for Southern California to get involved in Melanoma Awareness Month this May.
To promote Melanoma Awareness, Orange County's leading skin cancer specialist, Dr. Simon Madorsky, Medical Director at Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center (SCARS Center), will speak at The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Event on the Balboa Peninsula, May 21st, 2016.
"Southern Californians are naturally more frequently exposed to sunlight which can put them at higher risk for developing skin cancers. Your common methods of prevention are the application of sunblock and regular skin checks; however, there are several additional methods of prevention available through our center, such as chemical peels, light therapy, and topical chemotherapy. Staying on top of your skin health is your best bet," says Dr. Madorsky.
Relay For Life is the number one national fundraising event for cancer patients and their families. Money raised funds cancer research and helps The American Cancer Society provide a complete network of resources, ranging from 24 hour hotlines to rideshare opportunities and lodging assistance for patients seeking treatment away from home.
"Relay For Life is a true community event, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds with a common goal of fighting back against cancer while sharing a fun, active day," says Grant Freeman, 21 year cancer survivor and Team Captains Ambassador.
In addition to the incredible scenery, May's relay will include entertainment, guest speakers, and plenty of activities for participants of all ages.
"Our team is so delighted to work together to fundraise for ACS' Relay For Life-Newport," says SCARS Center Management, "It's a wonderful opportunity to donate sunblock and spread skin cancer awareness."
Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center (SCARS Center) is located in Newport Beach near Fashion Island off of Newport Center Drive and Anacapa Drive. Services range from skin cancer prevention to cures for mild, moderate, and severe skin cancers. SCARS Center is unique in that it offers multiple Board Certified Dermatologic and Reconstructive Surgeons and multiple treatment options to its patients in one, convenient location. In addition to prevention and cure, SCARS Center surgeons provide a purely cosmetic service through their adjoining sister facility, The Appearance Center of Newport Beach, originally designed as the final step for skin cancer patients' on their journey to recovery.
May's Relay will take place May 21, 2016 between 9:30 am and 9:30 pm at Peninsula Park. Sign up to participate as a team member or donor at: http://Relayforlife.org
For more about Dr. Madorsky and SCARS Center, Visit: http://ocskincancer.com/ or to schedule an interview about Skin Cancer Awareness, please contact:
Media Contact: Joanna Galindo, Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Email, 949.200.1601
1"Skin Cancer Facts & Statistics." Skincancer.org. Skin Cancer Foundation, 18 March 2016. Web. 6 April 2016.
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