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Connecticut Dermatologists to Serve Tennis Community with Free Skin Cancer Screenings at the New Haven Open

August 25, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A team of board-certified Connecticut dermatologists representing the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) will provide free skin cancer screenings to tennis fans attending the New Haven Open on Finals Day, Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 11 am-5 pm. Sun damage assessments, sun safety education and free sunscreen will also be provided by volunteers in the WDS tent located in the exhibition area at the Connecticut Tennis Center. This community outreach is part of the WDS award-winning campaign, Play Safe in the Sun, supported by La Roche-Posay and its public initiative, SOS–Save our Skin.

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Mona Gohara, MD (Danbury, CT) and Kavita Mariwalla, MD (New York City) serve as co-chairs of the New Haven Open outreach and the WDS Service Committee, which oversees the national program. For more information, visit: http://www.playsafeinthesun.org


The Women’s Dermatologic Society 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.


Recommended by more than 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay offers a unique range of daily skincare developed with dermatologists to meet their standards in efficacy, tolerance and elegant textures for increased compliance. The products, which are developed using a strict formulation charter, include a minimal number of ingredients to reduce side effects and reactivity and are formulated with active ingredients at optimal concentrations for increased efficacy. Additionally, every La Roche-Posay product undergoes stringent clinical testing to guarantee efficacy and safety, even on the most sensitive skin. As a leader in high UVA protection, La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreens provide advanced patented sunscreen technologies, including Mexoryl SX and CELL-OX Shield(TM), with broad-spectrum protection and high photostability in revolutionary textures. La Roche-Posay products can be purchased at select physicians’ offices, CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens and Duane Reade locations, and online at www.larocheposay.us. To learn more about La Roche-Posay products, please contact Julie Kofman, Creative Media Marketing at 212.979.8884 or Julie@cmmpr.com.

SOURCE Women’s Dermatologic Society

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