CCMAC has been providing FREE Skin Cancer Screenings on the Boardwalk at Jones Beach State Park, and other locations around the New York metropolitan area since 2005. Early identification and early intervention saves lives. Many of those screened are referred to private physicians for more comprehensive examinations and follow up.
CCMAC & Senator Charles Fuschillo
CCMAC again partnered with New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (R-Merrick) to provide FREE Skin Cancer Screenings for Long Island residents. Screenings were held in July at Tanners Park, in Babylon, with assistance and support of Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon, (pictured top right, with CCMAC executive director Colette Coyne, and Senator Fuschillo), and again in August at Nassau County’s Wantagh Park. CCMAC appreciates the support of Senator Fuschillo, and his dedicated staff (pictured below, top right) for getting the word out, and all their onsite assistance. Attending again for his second year, and supporting the screenings was Assemblyman Dave McDonough (pictured top left). CCMAC thanks Dr. Steve McClain, of McCLain Labs, Dr. Jeff Ellis & Amy Slear of Belaray Dermatology, (pictured bottom right), Dr. David Silverstein and his colleagues from Stonybrook’s Dermatology department (pictured bottom left). Without these doctors donating their time, none of these Free Skin Cancer Melanoma Screenings would be possible. Last, and certainly not least CCMAC thanks the Wantagh Park Staff (pictured below, bottom left) for their gracious hospitality and assistance in making this such a successful event.
New York State Lifeguard Screening
CCMAC has been providing FREE Skin Cancer Screenings around the New York metropolitan area for the past six years. Early identification and intervention saves lives. Many of those screened are referred to private physicians for follow up. This past May CCMAC sponsored a skin cancer screening for New York State Lifeguards who were re-certifying as lifeguards at the Nassau Community College Pool. Life guards at our county and state parks are at increased risk due to the nature of their jobs, and the amount of time spent in the sun.
CCMAC, and the lifeguards screened GREATLY APPRECIATE the doctors, nurses, and volunteers, pictured below, who donate their time to provide the screenings. Pictured below top, left to right Steve McClain, of McClain Laboratories, Diane O’Neill, Dr. Pamela Basuk, of Basuk Dermatology, Dr. Peter O’Neill of Garden City, NY., Dr. Jeff Ellis of Belaray Dermatology, Dr. Peter Reisfeld, of Seaford, NY, and Dr. Erin Schoor, of Huntington, NY. CCMAC also thanks Physicians Assistant Nicole Tardio of Garden City Dermatology for her time and service contributing to the days success.
Pictured second from top, (l-r) Cory Eisner, Kathy Antonacci, Colette Coyne, and John Crotty. Pictured third from top, (l-r) Frank Galalis preparing the necessary American Academy of Dermatology screening forms that must be completed as part of the screening, and Kathy Antonacci guiding participating lifeguards. Cory, Kathy, John, and Frank have all lost their spouses to Melanoma, and work tirelessly to prevent others from experiencing a loss due to Melanoma. Together, volunteers and doctors screened over 150 lifeguards.