Skin Cancer â€“ Take a Hike
New York dermatologist Ellen Marmur,MD,is doing a lot more than just talking about fighting skin cancer.In July 2014,she will take a 16,732-foot hike up the face of Mt.Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds for SPOT Skin Cancer,an education,awareness,and prevention program from the American Academy of Dermatology(AAD).
The goal of Marmurâ€™s Skin Cancer â€“ Take a Hike effort is to kick off a campaign to raise $1 million for the SPOT initiative.
“My epiphany came last year when I had a flash of several things I must do before I canâ€™t.Â One was to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa while another was to educate others about a disease t
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and Stiefel, a GSK company stiefel.com are taking the challenging plight of albinos in sub-Saharan Africa very seriously. They announced a global initiative on sun protection for albinos called Hats On For Skin Health. The programâ€™s main goal is to raise funds to provide hats and other sun-protective items for Tanzanians suffering from albinism. Albinism is the genetic inability to produce the pigment melanin in the skin, hair and eyes, resulting in pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes and impaired vision.
Curiously, Tanzania has tens of thousands of albinos among its population, and unless measures are taken to protect t