With Dr. Diamondis J. Papadopoulos of MetroDerm at the helm, fifty beauty industry professionals began Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness training at the DASS Salon and Spa in the Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Georgia on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
The 20-minute presentation explained what melanoma skin cancer is; its associated risks; the importance of early detection; and the key role that beauty industry professionals can play in spotting a potential melanoma and urging clients to see a dermatologist for thorough body examination.
Given the long-term relationships that most beauty industry professionals build with their clients, and the frequency of meetings, the DASS Salon and Spa professionals valued this training immensely. They know they now are equipped with vital information that could enable them to identify a possible melanoma skin cancer. One day, they could save a client's life!
A special thanks to Don and Sylvia Shaw, owners of DASS; Frank and Belinda Gambuzzi, owners of Visage: Salon, Spa and Studio; Phil Fennel of SalonWired; and Cheri Levitan who were on hand at the training in show of support for You Can Make a Difference.