South Shore Skin Center and Spa Raises $15K for skin cancer prevention non-profit

CMPF Board and South Shore Skin Center Dermatologist Richard Eisen, M.D.

More than 75 attended the recent “Sunbeams and Snowflakes” Day of Beauty and Open House fundraiser held last week at South Shore Skin Center and Spa in Plymouth to benefit the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation (CMPF).

A total of $15,000 was raised for CMPF. South Shore Skin Center and Spa personnel generously donated their services for the event. Funds were raised from aesthetic treatments, product sales, a silent auction, raffles and individual donations. The funds will support CMPF’s innovative school-based program, “SunAWARE”, which is delivered free of charge to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade in Massachusetts schools.

Representatives from CMPF were on hand throughout the day to provide information about the foundation’s mission and program to protect children from skin cancer. Guests were able to shop for luxurious holiday Spa gifts and take advantage of amazing “deals” through the silent auction. Raffle prizes were also awarded.

“We had a terrific turnout. We’re so grateful for the generous support of everyone who attended and the providers at South Shore Skin Center and Spa,” noted Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN, Director of CMPF. “The funds raised are essential to the growth and continuity of our foundation’s SunAWARE educational program.”

About the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation
Established in Hingham in 2003, the CMPF is a non-profit educational foundation that is dedicated to teaching children and their caretakers safe and proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. CMPF delivers a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to children in elementary and secondary schools in Massachusetts.

About South Shore Skin Center and Spa
South Shore Skin Center and Spa is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a 2011 Best of South Shore Living Winner.

Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed aestheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and share a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to both children and adults in the greater Boston area. In addition to the medical dermatology office and Mohs Surgical Unit for skin cancer, South Shore Skin Center and Spa offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoos and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime, Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers therapeutic massage and a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; Thermage; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3, in Plymouth, Mass. (508) 747-0711 and at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202, in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Day of Beauty Event to Benefit Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation at South Shore Skin Center and Spa, Plymouth, December 3, 2011

South Shore Skin Center's Spa

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is delighted to announce a festive first! “Sunbeams and Snowflakes,” a Day of Beauty and Open House to benefit the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at South Shore Skin Center, One Scobee Circle, Plymouth, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Day of Beauty will include a variety of aesthetic treatments and services designed to help guests look their radiant best for the holiday season. Among the many aesthetic treatments to be offered are Botox, fillers, facials, laser therapy, massage, makeup application, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. All guests will receive a 10 percent discount on products and Spa services purchased at the event.

In the true spirit of holiday giving, South Shore Skin Center and Spa personnel will be donating their services for “Sunbeams and Snowflakes.”  All funds raised from the purchase of treatments and products will benefit the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s school-based program, SunAWARE.

The Open House will provide guests the opportunity to shop for luxurious holiday gifts from the Spa at a 10 percent discount, as well as to enjoy light refreshments and soothing music, find amazing “deals” in the Silent Auction, and win great prizes in the Raffle.

Representatives from the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation will be on hand throughout the day to meet guests, provide information, and answer questions about the foundation’s mission and program to protect children from skin cancer.  Their innovative school-based program, “SunAWARE” is delivered free of charge to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade in Massachusetts schools.

Please R.S.V.P online for the Open House at:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ayrtvmcab&oeidk=a07e55hpeui78a5d0b2

Because South Shore Skin Center and Spa anticipates a brisk response to this event, persons interested in booking Spa appointments are strongly encouraged to call early. The first 70 guests to schedule an appointment for services will receive a Coolibar sun hat (a $20 value.)

For those who are unable to attend the event, but who would like to support the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s work in the schools by making a tax-deductible donation, visit www.melanomaprevention.org/donate.html. For more information, contact (781) 875-1SPF (1773) or visit www.melanomaprevention.org.

About the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation
Established in 2003, the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, located in Hingham, Massachusetts, is a non-profit educational foundation that is dedicated to teaching children and their caretakers safe and proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation delivers a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to children in elementary and secondary schools in Massachusetts.

About South Shore Skin Center and Spa
South Shore Skin Center and Spa is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a 2011 Best of South Shore Living Winner.

Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed estheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and share a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to both children and adults in the greater Boston area. In addition to the medical dermatology office and Mohs Surgical Unit for skin cancer, South Shore Skin Center and Spa offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoos and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime, Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3, in Plymouth, Mass. (508) 747-0711 and at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202, in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation and South Shore Skin Center Educate Families on Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Prevention at Weymouth Special Olympics

Mimi Svenning, Assistant Director of the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation and Lori Skinner, RN from South Shore Skin Center on site educating children and parents at recent Special Olympics at Weymouth High School.

The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation of Hingham and South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive dermatology practices serving thousands of patients at their Cohasset and Plymouth offices, teamed up at the Special Olympics held last week at Weymouth High School to educate children and their families about skin cancer prevention and sun safety .

Armed with one gallon of Blue Lizard sunscreen, Don’t Fry Day handouts and knowledge to share, Mimi Svenning, Assistant Director of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation and Lori Skinner, RN of South Shore Skin Center who is a board member of Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, educated attendees on proper sunscreen application and ways to protect themselves in the sun.

This sun safety and skin cancer prevention event at the Special Olympics was part of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s Don’t Fry Day line-up of events. Don’t Fry Day (celebrated across the U.S. on May 28th ) is an initiative sponsored by the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) meant to raise awareness of sun safety.

According to Skinner, “I was so pleased to be able to educate parents about proper sunscreen use. There are a lot of misconceptions about sunscreen efficacy. I was able to teach many parents about sunscreen key ingredients and that it needs to be reapplied every two hours despite the SPF.”

One of the teachers at the Special Olympics commented that it was fortunate that Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation tent was on hand, as many children and adults needed to reapply sunscreen throughout the day.

“Our mission is to teach children and their caretakers about prevention and early detection of skin cancer. We must remember that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and that one person dies every hour from this preventable and easily recognizable disease,” explained Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN, Director of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.

Dr. Richard Eisen, M.D., dermatologist at South Shore Skin Center and Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation Medical Director said, “This was the second annual Don’t Fry Day and we made it our business to get out into the community to teach the public about skin cancer prevention.”

Don’t Fry Day handouts with sun safety tips are available at South Shore Skin Center’s offices and also online at www.melanomaprevention.org. Coolibar was the sponsor of this event and provided the complimentary sunscreen.

About Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation
The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation established in 2003 to deliver a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to school children in Massachusetts. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation was created to aggressively focus attention on the need to teach prevention or sun protection to children and their caregivers. The foundation’s SunAWARE Program is delivered primarily to children in elementary and high schools and teaches both skin cancer prevention and early detection. A “Don’t Fry Day” handout is available on their website. For more information, visit www.melanomaprevention.org or contact 781-875-1SPF (1773).

South Shore Skin Center

South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. The practice has attained and maintained an “A” rating on Angies List Health.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Radiesse, Sculptra and other wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Anti-Aging and Cosmetic treatments are both safer and more effective when administered at a physician’s office such as South Shore Skin Center and Spa.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and One Scobee Circle in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Executive Director of Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation Receives 2 Awards

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Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN, executive director of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, (Hingham, MA) and Mary Mills Barrow, co-founder of Coolibar, have been awarded the American Academy of Dermatology’s prestigious Gold Triangle Award for their “Pretty Prom: Your Skin is Pretty Too” and “Lake Vacation” books.

Maguire-Eisen and Barrow wrote the two books to empower adolescents with up to date and reliable information about the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and to offer positive, easy action steps for sun protection. The pair wrote the books as part of the SunAWARE program, that provides information on sun protection and early detection of skin cancer.

The award was presented to the authors at the American Academy of Dermatology 67th Annual Convention held in San Francisco on March 6th.

“Both Coolibar and the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation are dedicated to helping young adults establish healthy, sun-safe behavior early in life,” said Barrow. “And we’re thrilled that our books are being recognized as effective resources for adolescents across the country.”

“We’re honored that our books have received the Gold Triangle designation. Melanoma prevention is a cause in which we are both very passionate. We must do everything we can to educate and empower young people about the dangers of UV radiation because through knowledge and prevention, we can save lives,” said Maguire-Eisen.

During the convention, Maguire-Eisen was honored with a second award, the President’s Award, given by the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) for exceptional dedication and service to the DNA. Maguire-Eisen was selected among 4,000 DNA members by Karrie Fairbrother, RN, BSN, DNC, president of the DNA.

Maguire-Eisen continued, “I’d also like to thank the DNA for honoring me with the President’s Award. It was quite a surprise and I’m flattered to have been recognized for my contributions to the organization.”

Maguire-Eisen who is a resident of Hingham, was also recently nominated for the town’s “Citizen of the Year” award.

About the Books

Pretty Prom: Your Skin is Pretty Too tells the story of Katie who finds out the sad facts of tanning salons while getting ready for prom night. It is written for preteens and teens to educate them about premature aging and skin cancers caused by tanning. Lake Vacation is for children ages 6-10 and is the story of Hunter and Caitlin learning the importance of sun protection while enjoying the outdoors. This book teaches the five easy steps of being SunAWARE. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation recently distributed $5,000 worth of these two books to the DNA for educational purposes. Funds to do so were provided from the Ride for Melanoma event that was held in June 2008. Both books are available for purchase at www.coolibar.com.

Each year, the Gold Triangle Awards recognize and honor media, industry, health community organizations, public service and individual efforts that further understanding of dermatologic issues and encourage healthy behaviors in the care of the skin, hair and nails. This year marks the 12th Annual Gold Triangle Awards. For more information visit http://www.aad.org.

About Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation

The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, located in Hingham, Mass., is a non-profit educational foundation established in 2003 to deliver a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to school children in Massachusetts. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation was created to aggressively focus attention on the need to teach “prevention” or “sun protection” to children and their caregivers. The foundation’s SunAWARE School Program is delivered to children in elementary and secondary schools in Massachusetts For more information, contact 781-875-1SPF (1773) or visit www.melanomaprevention.org.

About Coolibar

Based in Minneapolis, Coolibar was founded in 2001 to bring Australia’s world-leading approaches to sun protection to the American market. Now, Coolibar is the most recommended and tested sun protective clothing company in the United States. Dedicated to the highest quality sun protective clothing, hats and accessories, Coolibar guarantees 50+ UPF ratings for their products’ entire life cycles. The company has extensively redesigned sun protective clothing styles to meet the tastes and needs of active, fashion- and health-conscious American families. For information about Coolibar, go to www.coolibar.com or call 1-800-926-6509.