Beauty Is Skin-Deep—So Is Skin Cancer

TJ Duffy

SaddleBrooke residents and guests can make a significant contribution to the fight against skin cancer by attending, bidding on, and donating to the Skin Cancer Research Fundraiser Silent Auction on Nov. 11.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center/Skin Cancer Institute (SCI), nationally recognized for advances in skin cancer research; the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club (STC); and the University of Arizona Women’s and Men’s Tennis Teams need your help in this fight. Your donations will be gratefully accepted by SCI and STC volunteers.

What: 6th Annual SaddleBrooke Skin Cancer Research Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Nov. 11. Program/festivities are from noon to 3:15 p.m. Silent Auction is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: SaddleBrooke Tennis Center and Pavilion, 64335 SaddleBrooke Blvd.

Skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet, and it represents 16% of total body weight. Our skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. But our skin is also vulnerable and needs our help, particularly against its most lethal enemy: cancer.

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

SCI—Seed Grants

The clinicians and researchers at the Skin Cancer Institute are committed to generating new ideas about skin cancer etiology, prevention, and treatment and then translating these ideas and discoveries from the laboratory into the clinic and the community. We are also committed to growing new, successful researchers. A skin cancer-free future requires planning today for new ideas and trained researchers. These ideas and these researchers need research dollars and a supportive environment to flourish.

The Skin Cancer Seed Grant Research competition is designed to help University of Arizona researchers test novel ideas for the prevention, detection, or treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers. These proposals are small grants designed to be “seeds” to help new research ideas grow into larger research proposals that can be competitive for national funding and to help young investigators grow their careers.

Like most STC events, there will be great food and libation to lend a party atmosphere to the fundraiser. All of the proceeds from food, auctions, player bidding, and donations will be given to the UACC/Skin Cancer Institute to support research and treatment of this pervasive disease.

What to expect at this event:

 Free skin cancer screenings

 Silent auction: Restaurant vouchers/coupons, plus goods and services from local businesses. Please be generous in your bids for some wonderful items.

 Entertaining/skilled tennis play from UA student-athletes and SaddleBrooke tennis players

 Fun food and beverages

We hope you’ll spend a few hours and a bevy of dollars with us to make your contribution to the fight against this deadly disease. For more information, contact TJ Duffy at 520-261-7570 or by email at [email protected].

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STC is dedicated to the health and enjoyment of all SaddleBrooke residents and is the venue for fun in the outdoors.