The Skin Cancer Foundation Announces Office Relocation

International nonprofit organization expands office space and staff

New York, NY (January 29, 2018) – The Skin Cancer Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization for public and professional skin cancer education, recently moved to a new office space at 205 Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The organization was previously headquartered at 149 Madison Avenue. The new office will allow the Foundation to grow its staff as it develops new patient support programs and expands its donor base.

“Our expansion plans reflect 40 years of progress,” says Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Since the Foundation started operating out of a single cubicle in borrowed office space, we’ve come a long way in our fight against skin cancer. But this disease is an epidemic, and we need fresh ideas and more allies. With this larger space, we’ll be able to host more in-house meetings and foster collaboration with our donors, physician members and corporate partners.”

The Foundation’s new single-floor suite is approximately 8,200 square feet. It comfortably houses the 20 current employees with room to add more staff. There is a library room to house the Foundation’s medical journals and research materials. The organization also allotted more storage room for its patient education materials including brochures, posters, newsletters and journals, which are shipped to medical offices, health clinics, schools and community centers across the country.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s executive director worked with the Foundation’s board of directors to find the new space.

“As a nonprofit organization, it was important to invest in a space that helps our staff thrive as they serve the public, while ensuring that donor funds are used appropriately,” says Dan Latore, the Foundation’s executive director. “We’re confident that we’ve found that balance with our new space and look forward to welcoming our supporters to our new home.”

The Skin Cancer Foundation was founded in New York in 1979 by Perry Robins, MD. The Foundation is dedicated to educating the public and medical community about skin cancer prevention, the importance of early detection and the need for prompt, effective treatment. The Foundation’s programs include Destination: Healthy Skin, a mobile skin cancer education and screening program; the Seal of Recommendation, awarded to products that meet the Foundation’s standards for effective sun protection and SkinCancer.org, the number one online resource for skin cancer education, which serves more than 8.5 million people annually.   

The Foundation would also like to announce some recent staffing additions:

Melissa Saul joined the team as senior director of development. Melissa was previously executive director of the National Kidney Foundation, serving greater New York. Melissa will lead the effort to cultivate new donors to support the Foundation’s education programs.

Arielle Grabel was brought on as public relations manager. Kelsey Lenihan joined the team as special projects manager. Eileen Hampton was hired as senior director of HR and administration. Daisy Justo joined the team as finance administrator. 

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s contact numbers have remained the same. The new address is:

The Skin Cancer Foundation
205 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-725-5176 (Main)
212-725-5751 (Fax)

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About The Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit SkinCancer.org.

Contact:
Becky Kamowitz: (bkamowitz@skincancer.org; 212-725-5177)
Arielle Grabel: (agrabel@skincancer.org; 646-583-7987)