June 16, 2010 (New York, NY) - More than 5,000 people visited the first ever Sun Safety Expo, held at Grand Central Terminal last week. The Skin Cancer Foundation and a collection of its Seal of Recommendation holders teamed up to spread skin cancer and sun protection awareness in time for the start of summer. Attendees received free product samples and coupons from 17 exhibitors, along with sun safety information from the Foundation.
Attendees also had the opportunity to have a professional skin care evaluation from Juva Skin & Laser Center and Canfield Imaging Systems.
"The feedback from the event was extremely positive," said Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. "People were very eager to learn about how they can protect themselves from the sun."
Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer and its prevention by means of sun protection. Over those 30-plus years, hundreds of sun protection products have qualified for and carried the Foundation's Seal of Recommendation, a symbol of effective sun protection that is recognized by consumers around the globe.
The Seal Holders who participated in this year's sun safety expo included 3M Window Films, Banana Boat, Bare Escentuals, Cetaphil, Coppertone Lenses/Vision Ease Lenses, DDF, Eucerin, Garnier Nutritioniste, Hawaiian Tropic, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, L'Oreal Paris, La Roche-Posay, NO-AD/Ocean Potion, Olay, Physicians Formula, Solar Guard/Panorama Window Films and Solutia Performance Films.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is committed to educating the public and medical professionals about sun safety. As leaders in the fight against skin cancer, the Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer. For more information, visit www.skincancer.org.