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THE SLATER BROTHERS INVITATIONAL TO BENEFIT THE WSCF WRAP-UP

THE SLATER BROTHERS INVITATIONAL TO BENEFIT THE
FINALLY HAD ITS DAY IN THE SUN AFTER WAITING OUT TWO
DAYS OF SUPER STORM SANDY.

Sunday proved to be the saving grace for this event with perfect weather,
unprecedented waves, and a large happy crowd.

 The 7th Annual Slater Brothers Invitational to benefit the World Skin Cancer Foundation was scheduled to begin on Friday, October 26 and continue through the weekend with surfing and skateboarding competitions.  Unfortunately, Super Storm Sandy dampened the event’s schedule and forced event organizers to cancel all festivities on Friday and Saturday with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, pelting rain, and out-of-control waves that weren’t suitable for any outdoor competitions.

With a positive weather outlook on Sunday, the event location in front of Coconuts on the Beach was a bevy of activity before sunrise to get this event setup and ready for surfers, skateboarders and spectators alike.  For the surfers and spectators, the waves were the best they’d ever seen in any Slater Brothers Invitational with some solid clean double overhead sets throughout the day.

“We were disappointed the weather didn’t cooperate with us the first couple of days, but Sunday couldn’t have been a more perfect day and it certainly made-up for the rest of the washed-out days we had to cancel.  The kick-off party on Thursday night and Pepper concert on Friday night were also both successful in helping us raise money for the Foundation.  It’s also nice having my brothers together all in one place and spending time with them and friends I don’t get to see often.  It’s always a good time,” commented the event’s founder, Sean Slater.

Crowds came out in droves to watch world-class surfers such as CJ Hobgood and Tony Silvagni surf huge waves and skateboarders skate the mini-skate ramp.  One of the biggest draws is the free skin cancer screenings provided by certified dermatologists.

This event benefits the World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF) and this year, over $50,000 was raised to help provide skin cancer awareness education and free skin cancer screenings through the WSCF.  This year, 198 screenings were conducted in one day which was a record number from all previous six years of this event.  Four malignant melanomas, 15 basal cell carcinomas, and 18 squamous cell carcinomas were diagnosed within the five hour period of free screenings.  “It was an exhausting task to provide these thorough screenings, but we wanted to make-up for lost time.  We were suppose to do the screenings on Saturday as well from noon to three, but the weather wasn’t cooperative.  Instead, we extended our hours on Sunday from 11 to four and we are happy so many people took advantage of it,” stated Dr. Stein, President of the World Skin Cancer Foundation.

Skin Cancer Screening Results

(THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING DOCTORS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS TO CONDUCTED THE SCREENINGS)

World Skin Cancer Foundation screened a 198 people with the follow results:
Actinic Keratosis (single or field): 53
Dysplastic Nevus: 34
Malignant Melanoma: 4
Basal Cell Carcinoma: 15
Squamous Cell Carcinoma: 18
Other Suspicious Lesion: 1

OVERALL RESULTS OF THE PRO SURFING COMPETITION

PRO LONGBOARD

1st – Justin Quintal

2nd – Tony Silvagni

3rd – Patrick Nichols

4th – Corey Williams

 

PRO SHORTBOARD

1st – CJ Hobgood

2nd – Brian Hewitson

3rd – Chris Duff

4th – Blake Jones

 

OVERALL RESULTS OF THE SURF/SKATE SCRAMBLE

 

The Surf/Skate Scramble is a crossover event that we introduced in 2011.  The competitors skate and surf against each other. Points are earned for each surf and skate contest to decide the overall champion.

 

1st – Bob Umbel

2nd – Bobo Cogswell

3rd – Mike Duffield

4th – Mike Rogers

5th – Lonny Reiter

6th – Alex Burnett

7th – PJ Byrtus

8th – Leah Taylor

9th – Noah Dovin

10th – Scooter Newell

11th – Ryan Gilbert

12th – Nick Papetti

 

OVERALL RESULTS OF THE SKATEBOARD CONTEST

The competition was held on a mini half pipe right on the beach. Skaters competed for prizes and awards invarious divisions.

12 AND UNDER

1st – Noah Dovin

2nd – Josh Forsberg

3rd – Adam Tyler

4th – Elijah Allred

5th – Mike Post

6th – Johnny Reidy

7th – Cash Waters

 

AGES 13-15

1st – Chris Kozma

2nd – Ryan Gilbert

 

AGES 16 & UP

1st – Stone Denning

2nd – Max Pacensa

 

GIRLS

1st – Chyanne Reese

2nd – Grace Marhoefer

3rd – Megan Guy

4th – Emily Headson

 

OVER 40 “VICTIMS OF SKATE”

1st – Mike Rogers

2nd – Dave Headson

3rd – Brian Bachelor

 

OPEN PRO/AM

1st – Clint Beswick

2nd – Sam Rooks

3rd – Brian “Yoda” Upapong

4th – Dakota Hunt

5th – Mat Call

AAU BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Date:  Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 9AM-Evening
Location: Cocoa Beach Pier
It was a fun-filled beautiful day at the AAU Beach Volleyball Tournament. We want to thank Sunbrushed Sunless Tanning for partnering with the World Skin Cancer Foundation to make this such a successful event for us and our participation.17
At the event, the World Skin Cancer Foundation conducted a total of 17 skin cancer screenings in two hours.  The following stats were diagnosed during this screening:
Total Hours of Screening: 2
Number of Screenings: 17
Basal Cell Carcinomas: 3
Squamous Cell Carcinomas: 2
Actinic Keratosis (single or field): 3
Dysplastic Nevus: 6

Physician: Jeannine Stein, MD Support Staff:
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Alexandra
Cheryl
Hannah

FREE FOOD REVOLUTION DAY

We were proud supporters of the Free Food Revolution Day that took place in Rockledge, Florida on May 19.

There were be cooking demonstrations, nutrition speakers, food samples, fitness fun, farmers market, scavenger hunt, and a tour of The FARM at Rockledge Gardens.


Check out their Facebook: www.facebook.com/FoodRevolutionDaySpaceCoast

World Skin Cancer Foundation Supports MIMA Skin Cancer Expo

The MIMA Skin Cancer Expo took place on May 19th , 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Melbourne, FL.  The World Skin Cancer Foundation attended the event in support of the MIMA.

 

Richmond Kickers Family Night, August 11, 2012

More details on the event coming soon!

WSCF Provides Skin Cancer Screenings at MIMA Foundation Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament

The WSCF provided skin cancer screenings at the MIMA Foundation pro-circuit tennis tournament at the Kiwi Tennis Club, Indian Harbour Beach. The annual event featured professional women’s tennis.  The week-long event offered both singles and doubles matches. All proceeds benefited the MIMA Foundation.

WSCF Presents Olivia Carter as Breakfast of Champions Girls Swimming Champion

The 3rd Annual Breakfast of Champions held the morning of Friday, May 11, 2012 in Cocoa Beach.

Twenty-eight Brevard County athletes, coaches, and administrators were honored at the Cocoa Beach Country Club as part of the 3rd annual Bright House Sports Network “Breakfast of Champions” series on Friday.

The World Skin Cancer Foundation had the honor of presenting the Breakfast of Champions Girls Swimming award to Olivia Carter of Astronaut High School in Titusville, Florida.

The event was hosted by Florida Today, Space Coast Sports Promotions, and Brevard County Public Schools.

The breakfast was the the first in a series of six events sponsored by Bright House Sports Network

The next B.O.C. event will take place at LPGA International in Daytona Beach on Thursday, May17th as BHSN honors athletes in Volusia County.

SUNBRUSHED PARTNERS WITH WORLD SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION

MELBOURNE, FL | March 27, 2012— With skin cancer being the fastest growing form of cancer in the United States, carefree and indifferent high school students are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of the sun.

Sunbrushed is based in Melbourne, Florida and manufactures a safe, natural, sunless tanner.    Sunbrushed promotes safe tanning with their sunless tanner which is why their newly formed partnership with the World Skin Cancer Foundation is such a great fit.  Sunbrushed just partnered with the World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF) to teach teens and families how to protect their skin from cancer.

Sunbrushed will donte a portion of their proceeds to the World Skin Cancer Foundation in addition to donating their SPF 50 sunscreen lotions and sunless tanners to help support WSCF educational efforts.  Sunbrushed principals Brian Lowe and Britt Allen are big advocators of skin cancer prevention at sporting events, special programs, and via the Internet.

World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF) President, Dr. Jeannine M. Stein, said she uses Sunbrushed sunscreen for her own family. “Sunscreen protects skin from damaging rays of the sun. Because the Sunbrushed product is particularly thick and viscous, it stays on better in the water, and provides lasting protection. This is especially important for children who have tender skin and spend hours at the beach and in the sun.”

“With sunless tanning as a safe and easy alternative to hours in the sun, Sunbrushed self-tanner is popular with models, beauty contestants and people who want to look fit. The Washington Redskin Cheerleaders and Miss Maryland have been wonderful spokespeople for us,” said Ms. Allen. “But, it’s really great to know we are supporting a product that helps save lives.” When it comes to educating people about the relationship between sun tanning and skin cancer, we can’t repeat ourselves often enough,” added Dr. Stein. “Prevention saves lives improves quality of life, and reduces healthcare costs.”