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Coast-2-Coast Program

This member-driven program is an extension of the Play Safe in the Sun Program and provides tools and resources for local sun safety and skin cancer prevention activities. Through WDS's Coast-2-Coast Program, members are encouraged and equipped to create their own educational outreach events in their offices and communities throughout the year.

Simple. Fun. Rewarding.

Some examples of successful activities presented by WDS members in previous Coast-2-Coast programs have included:
-- Office skin cancer screening days and sun safety education
-- School assemblies and classroom visits
-- Community talks to local organizations and clubs
-- Outreach at baseball games (pro and Little League) or other sporting events
-- Workplace screenings (dermatologist visits local newspapers and businesses)

Just follow these easy steps:

1. Select a venue, event, or local program to host your event at (community center, YMCA, local marathon)

2. Click Here and complete an activity form

3. View and Download WDS Sun Safety Resources to use at your event

4. Call 1-877-WDS-ROSE (937-7673) with any questions or email:

5. Present your event, enjoy, and send us some feedback & photos!


-- Play Safe in the Sun Brochures
-- UV Color Changing Bracelets
-- Sunscreen Samples provided by La Roche-Posay
-- Master Copies of printed resources and tools (may be copied and distributed at your event)

*Coast-2-Coast Toolkits are available to WDS Members only.

*WDS strives to meet each member's toolkit request and requirements. However, toolkit materials are dependent upon inventory and distributed on a first come, first served basis

2018 EVENTS:

  • Sun Safety & Hygiene Presentation - La Grange Park, IL - January 10
    • Dr. Becki Tung
  • Minnesota Science Museum Skin Cancer Booth - Minneapolis, MN - March 3
    • Drs. Ronda Farah & Noah Goldfarb
      The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) at the University of Minnesota Medical School volunteered at the "Cancer and the Human Body" event at the Science Museum of Minnesota this past Saturday, March 3rd. Various organizations presented information about different types of cancer and brought interactive activities for children to engage in the material. DIG provided education on sun safety and the prevention of skin cancer. In collaboration with the Women's Dermatologic Society, sunscreen samples were provided to around 300 children and their parents attending the event! Also included at the DIG booth were Dermascans to look at sun damage on the skin, a bracelet-making station with UV beads that change color in the sun, sun safety facts and info sheets, and a wheel to spin and win prizes.