York, NY (September 29, 2008) – The Skin
Cancer Foundation announced today that
almost $900,000 was raised during their
annual Skin Sense Award Gala Tuesday night.
Actor Rosanna Arquette led the group of 450
beauty executives as the host for the
festivities, which included a special
performance by singer/song writer Jon
McLauhglin. Attendees included Peter Thomas,
Roth, Ole Henriksen, Lauren Moffatt,
Frederick Anderson and Douglas Hannant,
Charla Krupp, Jean Godfrey-June, Lawrence
Robins, and last year’s honorees Val Monroe
and Colleen Goggins, just to name a few. The
night also brought out some of New York
City’s top dermatologists including, Dr.
Doris Day, Dr. Amy Wechsler, Dr. Darrick
Antell, Dr. Deborah S. Sarnoff and Dr.
Robert H. Gotkin.
Skin Sense Award Gala honors those who have
played a pivotal role in educating the
public about the importance of sun
protection at a time when skin cancer is
increasing at epidemic rates. This year’s
event honored David Suliteanu, president and
chief executive officer of Sephora USA was
honored alongside beauty expert, Lois Joy
Johnson, the former beauty and fashion
director of More magazine. Dr. Jonathan
Levine, co-founder of GoSmile presented the
award to Suliteanu, while Dr. Daniel C.
Baker, top plastic surgeon and gala benefit
chair, introduced Johnson.
are delighted with the success of this
year’s event,” said Perry Robins, MD,
President, and The Skin Cancer Foundation.
“We’ve had tremendous support and we are
very appreciative to everyone involved.”
gala brought together foremost
dermatologists and 450 leaders in the
beauty, cosmetic, fragrance, skin care,
fashion, retail, and publishing industries
who are committed to the Foundation’s
mission of increasing public and
professional awareness about the prevention,
detection, and treatment of skin cancer.
All proceeds from the gala will fund The
Skin Cancer Foundation’s national public
education campaign focusing on prevention
and early detection of skin cancer.
organization in the U.S committed to
educating the public and medical
professionals about sun safety, The Skin
Cancer Foundation is still the only global
organization solely devoted to the
prevention, detection and treatment of skin
cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to
decrease the incidence of skin cancer
through public and professional education
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