Sprint for Skin Cancer 5K Run/3K Walk Raising Awareness and Money for Skin Cancer Research

Blue Lizard is excited to be a sponsor of the Sprint for Skin Cancer 5K Run/3K walk in St. Louis, Mo. on April 4. Spreading awareness of sun safety and skin cancer prevention is our company’s mission and we are proud to be involved with an event that helps raise this awareness as well as raises funds for skin cancer research. Read more about this event in today’s post.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U. S., and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, affects one in 50 Americans. To help raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer and the importance of sun protection, as well as raise funds for skin cancer research, dermatology faculty and medical students at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine are partnering to host the 5th Annual Sprint for Skin Cancer 5K Run/3K Walk in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, April 4.

Now in its fifth year, the run/walk was co-founded by two former Washington University School of Medicine students to help raise awareness and funds for skin cancer research. Last year’s  event attracted many new and returning attendees, including medical professionals, avid runners, skin cancer survivors, and friends and family of skin cancer patients.

The run/walk will take place at Tower Grove Park beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starting at 9 a.m.

All funds raised will go to The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The Center, an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention and education, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to skin cancer and skin cancer research. Their skilled team includes physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) and researchers who investigate new treatments as well as the scientific, genetic and molecular basis of skin cancer development. Clinical trials are an important part of their multidisciplinary patient care, and they offer patients the newest treatment options for melanoma.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is proud to be a sponsor of the Sprint for Skin Cancer 5K Run/3K Walk this year. Free samples of our products will be provided to all participants.

For more information about this event or to register visit: http://spots.wustl.edu/Sprint.htm

 

April 03, 2015 by Blue Lizard Staff
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