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Marketing Director Wins National & State Awards in 2005

Robin Lawrence, Director of Marketing for Evansville Cancer Center and melanoma cancer survivor, was selected by the American Academy of Dermatology to receive their annual Gold Triangle Award, the Environmental Protection Agency to receive their Shining Star Award, and by the Indiana State Medical Association to receive their Patient Health Care Advocate Award for 2005.

The American Academy of Dermatology
Gold Triangle Award

The American Academy of Dermatology celebrates the field of dermatology by recognizing the media, health community, industry, and individuals in public service and healthcare for their excellence in promoting dermatology awareness and encouraging healthy behavior in the medical, surgical and cosmetic care of skin, hair and nails annually with their Gold Triangle Awards.

On Thursday, July 21st, 2005 the Academy recognized the 2005 winners at a special banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois. Robin was among seven people nationally selected to receive the Gold Triangle Award.

This past May Robin traveled to New York City, New York by invitation and participated in a national news conference presented by The American Academy of Dermatology to recognize National Skin Cancer Protection and Detection Month with Monday, May 2nd being Melanoma Monday. Robin’s ongoing efforts to raise the awareness of melanoma/skin cancer and the dangers of tanning was recognized by the Academy by bestowing the Gold Triangle Award.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Shining Star Award

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2005 winners of their sun-safety awards, The EPA’s Shining Star Award winners were selected from across the nation for their extraordinary efforts in teaching sun safety to prevent skin cancer, cataracts, and other health effects caused by too much sun. Robin was one of six chosen to receive The EPA’s Shining Star Award for 2005.

In the United States, one person dies every hour from melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. With proper sun protection, however, this disease is largely preventable. Being a melanoma cancer survivor and Director of Marketing at Evansville Cancer Center, Lawrence feels education is the key to reducing the incidence of skin cancer, specifically melanoma. She has performed over 250 presentations in grade schools, middle schools, high schools, universities and community over the past two years and frequently attends area health fairs. Furthermore the last three years, Robin arranged free full body skin cancer screenings with the partnership of board certified dermatologists Jane Lim, M.D., Shari Barrett, M.D., and Mary Tisserand, M.D. as part of Skin Cancer Protection and Detection Month supported by The American Academy of Dermatology.

Indiana State Medical Association’s Patient Health Care Advocate Award

Robin received the 2005 Patient Health Care Advocate Award by the Indiana State Medical Association. They selected her to receive this year’s Patient Health Care Advocate Award because of the contributions and achievements she has made to the health and well-being of Indiana citizens.

On Sunday, September 18th, 2005 ISMA House of Delegates presented the award to Robin at a special ceremony in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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