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August 2012

We want to meet you at Summer Academy Meeting 2012

Come visit us at the Volunteer and Giving booth in the AAD Resource Center (#619) and learn about how your philanthropic gift is making a difference. We would love to meet you, and you can learn more about the programs and services your gift is supporting.

If your company is interested in partnering with us, or would like to learn more about supporting the AAD, we will also be available to chat with you at our booth at the Resource Center. To schedule a specific time to talk with staff, contact us.

The Resource Center will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18. We hope to see you in Boston!

Givers' guide tip:
In addition to volunteering your time, you can support the Academy's volunteer efforts.

Take the Facebook pledge

Prevent. Detect. Live. Take the SPOT Skin Cancer® Facebook pledge and help spread the word about the Academy's new initiative to prevent and detect skin cancer!

Hold a PIP at the 2013 Annual Meeting

With the Summer Academy Meeting almost upon us, it's time to look ahead to the Annual Meeting in March 2013. Now is the time to reserve a spot for your company to hold a Non-CME Promotional Information Program (PIP) at the Annual Meeting. Fill out an application or contact us with any questions.





Put a SPOTlight on skin cancer

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer? The Academy's National Skin Cancer Screening Program offers free screenings throughout the year by dermatologists. AAD member and local Program Coordinator Z. Charles Fixler, MD, FAAD, is proud of his Ohio community's commitment to prevention and early detection of skin cancer. "We've had a really good response and the member dermatologists see 1,000 patients each year."

Read more about the benefits of this live-saving program.


Johnny Bench hits a home run as national spokesperson for AAD's Play Sun Smart™ partnership with MLB

Johnny Bench, baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds legend, knows about the importance of being screened for skin cancer. He was recently diagnosed with and treated for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, on both of his lower eyelids. Now he has been named the 2012 spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology's Play Sun Smart™ program.

Through the Play Sun Smart™ program the AAD, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) have teamed up to raise awareness about skin cancer and offer detection and prevention tips for baseball players, team staff, and fans. Since 1999, more than 29,000 skin cancer screenings have been conducted through the Play Sun Smart™ program.

Read Johnny Bench's story.


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