The Skin Cancer Foundation is holding its annual Skin Cancer Foundation Gala on October 15, 2013. This always well attended gala will be held at The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, New York, NY. At this well attended gala is when Skin Sense Awards are given in recognition of exceptional achievement in the field of skin health. That kind of recognition honors public education about sun protection as well as about all aspects of skin cancer prevention. This year's highly esteemed honorees will be Hearst Magazine as well as Farah K Ahmed and the Personal Care Products Council Sunscreen Committee.
Importantly, it's The Skin Cancer Foundation's mission since its founding in 1979 to set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer. Each year alone in the U.S. there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer as well as colon cancer. The foundation stresses that skin cancer is primarily a lifestyle disease and that is why The Skin Cancer Foundation is passionate about emphasizing public awareness and runs its public educational campaigns.