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Sweepstakes Designed to Bring Skin Cancer Education to Men
October 14, 2011. The Skin Cancer Foundation and the TPC Network (Tournament Players Club) of golf courses and clubs recently teamed up to launch the "Play It Safe in the Sun" Sweepstakes. Through November 30, participants can enter to win a three-day/two-night trip (plus two guests) to play a round of golf with PGA Tour player Brian Davis at legendary TPC Sawgrass, one of the world's most famous golf courses and home of the Players Championship.
The sweepstakes and the related brochure and microsite (www.SkinCancer.org/golfsweepstakes) are designed to arm men with vital, and potentially life-saving, sun protection information. Each year in the United States approximately 5,700 men die of melanoma. Adults over age 40, especially men, have the highest annual exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). About 65 percent of melanoma cases and 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers can be attributed to UV exposure.
"The Play it Safe in the Sun Sweepstakes will provide much needed education to our members and guests, who spend a significant amount of time outdoors in the sun," said John Norris, Vice President, Resort Operations, TPC Network. "We're excited to do our part in raising awareness about a disease that is highly preventable and treatable when detected early."
Program participant Brian Davis is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation's Team SCF, a group of professional athletes who are committed to raising skin cancer awareness among active people. Davis, age 37, has already been treated for two basal cell carcinomas and a squamous cell carcinoma (the two most common forms of skin cancer). The first European to win the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, Davis is now always cautious when it comes to the sun. Said Davis, "There's always a way to protect yourself. You've got to take those extra couple of minutes to get ready."
How to Enter
There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes, which is made possible by Leo Pharma: Participants may enter the contest online (www.SkinCancer.org/golfsweepstakes) or for a limited time, fill out a print entry form in select TPC golf shops across the country. On-site participants will be able to pick up a brochure with sun protection tips specifically geared towards golfers. The information will also be available on the sweepstakes website.
Official Contest Rules
No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes began on October 11 and ends on November 30. Open to legal US residents that are 18 years of age or older. For official rules, which include method of entry, prize description and complete details, visit www.skincancer.org/golfsweepstakes. Sponsor: The Skin Cancer Foundation. Void where prohibited.
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. For more information, visit www.SkinCancer.org.
About LEO Pharma Inc.
LEO Pharma Inc. is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, and is the U.S. affiliate of Denmark-based LEO Pharma A/S, a global leader in dermatology and critical care with more than 100 years of history as an independent, research-based specialty pharmaceutical company. LEO Pharma A/S, makers of the Taclonex® brand of products, is wholly owned by the LEO Foundation. The company is developing a number of new products, including treatments for the skin disorders actinic keratosis and eczema. To learn more about LEO Pharma Inc., visit www.leo-pharma.us.
About the TPC Network
Licensed by the PGA Tour, the TPC Network is comprised of 33 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf's most elite architects. Eighteen of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, Inc., including one that is currently under construction. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host Tour -sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned Players Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA Tour with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world's best golfers compete.
Distinctive in character but consistent in quality, TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. To date, nearly all TPCs are certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Systems by Audubon International. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA Tour's "Together, anything's possible" giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, visit www.tpc.com.