Melanoma at Wistar
Yes, we all have skin in this game. Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer, and your risk for developing melanoma is growing. Unlike many cancers, the incidence of melanoma has doubled in the past 30 years in the United States, despite better detection and a greater awareness of the dangers of sun and ultraviolet ray exposure.
This is a disease in desperate need of new therapeutic options, and The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center is devoted to advancing melanoma medicine.
Join us on May 31, 2015, for Melanoma Awareness Day at Citizens Bank Park! Wistar is partnering with the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank, and Independence Blue Cross for this special day as they take on the Colorado Rockies. In honor of the occasion, regularly priced tickets that cost $47 or less are Buy One, Get One Free! Just visit phillies.com/wistar to take advantage of this special offer, and use the code "wistar" at checkout. Also, kids 14 and under will receive free bucket hats!
Here's a special message from Phillies Hall-of-Famer Mike Schmidt about the importance of melanoma awareness.
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