Johns Hopkins, Ripken Baseball to team up for fight against skin cancer

June 10, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

The Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, in partnership with The Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, has teamed up with Ripken Baseball to help eradicate skin cancer, according to a news release.

On Saturday, Johns Hopkins dermatologists will provide complimentary skin screenings at the Ripken Baseball complex in Aberdeen during the Father’s Day weekend baseball tournament.

Players, coaches, and family members will have the opportunity to get a free cancer screening and learn about ways to prevent skin cancer.

The goal of The Kropfelder Foundation is to provide awareness and education to prevent melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. The Foundation was established in memory of David J. Kropfelder, who died in 2003 after a 10-year battle with the disease.

Since 2003, the Kropfelder Foundation has provided more than $60,000 of support to the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology for skin cancer education, research, and patient care.

For additional information on The Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, visit www.kropfelder.org. For more information on the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, go to www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dermatology.

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