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Drawing for Free Facial for Melanoma Monday Event


May 4
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Spa at Charleston Place
Katy Kuder 2-0858

The Spa at Charleston Place and MUSC have teamed up again for the second annual "I Will Reflect" program to continue to raise awareness about melanoma and educate Lowcountry residents about prevention.

4 free facials to be given away at the Melanoma Monday Event. Drawing to be held at the adult volunteer office (Room 101, Children's Hospital) - put your name in the hat by 04/30/09(must come in to register for the drawing in person).

Through September, the "I Will Reflect" initiative will offer several opportunities for residents to reflect on the need for sun protection while enjoying Charleston's coastal lifestyle.

There are several ways to "reflect":

- Wear an "I Will Reflect" bracelet, which glows purple when the wearer's skin is exposed to dangerous solar rays. Bracelets will be sold at The Spa at Charleston Place and MUSC for $3, and serve as a reminder to reflect on the need to protect skin on a daily basis. Again this year, 100 percent of sales will go to the MUSC Foundation's Department of Dermatology.

- Pamper yourself with two luxury "I Will Reflect" treatments and The Spa at Charleston Place will donate 10 percent of the cost to MUSC. These treatments combine a relaxing facial or massage with sun safety tips, and skin checks.

- Enjoy a 25 percent discount on specialty suncare "I Will Reflect" spa treatments when wearing the stylish "I Will Reflect" bracelet.

- Share the message of skin protection with family and friends by wearing an "I Will Reflect" bracelet.

- Wear sunscreen year round using a minimum of SPF 15.

- Seek shade between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

- Schedule an annual full-body skin check with a dermatologist.

"Last year we raised $4,000 for skin cancer research and this year we hope to double our donation to MUSC," says Annette Sandford-Lopez, Spa Director at The Spa at Charleston Place.

"Melanoma is a serious but potentially preventable type of cancer, and encouraging people to reflect on the need to protect and care for their skin will help them live longer and healthier lives," said Bruce Thiers, MD, chairman of MUSC's Department of Dermatology. "This is just the kind of initiative we need in an area known for its outdoor recreation and intense sun, and we're excited to be partnering with The Spa at Charleston Place to bring this initiative to our neighbors and visitors."

Each year, an average of 112 people in Charleston County are diagnosed with melanoma. This serious type of skin cancer is curable if caught in its early stages, but can become life-threatening should it spread internally.

Visit: to learn more about "I Will Reflect." To schedule an "I Will Reflect" treatment, call 843-937-8522.

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300