New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer.
The free skin cancer screening program will be held on Thursday, July 18th from 12 pm to 3:30 pm at Tanner Park, which is located on Baylawn Avenue in Copiague. Screenings will be conducted by trained dermatologists. CCMAC is grateful for the support of Stony Brook Dermatology as well as Dr. Jennifer DeFazio of Memorial Sloan Kettering. They are joined by dedicated and generous Doctors, Jeffery Ellis, Amy Slear, Scott Flugman, Erin Schoor, Steve McClain, Peter Reisfeld, Patricia Nicholas, and Todd Rotwein who have taken time from their practice to volunteer for this life saving endeavor.
According to CCMAC, one in five people will be diagnosed with some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. Malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is the fastest growing cancer in America, claiming one life every hour. People of all ethnic backgrounds and races can get skin cancer. One blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence more than doubles melanoma risk later in life.
Residents who would like more information about the free skin cancer screening program on July 18th should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.