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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

February DIG Meeting

The third meeting of the DIG was held February 28, 2006. In attendance were 5 current members of the DIG and 2 new members along with faculty advisor Dr. Wagner. We were pleased to have 2 new members join the DIG, including Courtney Freasier who is a 5 year survivor of melanoma. Courtney shared her wonderful story of survival with the group. Topics discussed included the following:
1)Galveston County Health Fair community service project which will take place on March 4, 2006 at the Academy Sports Store from 9 am - 1 pm. The DIG will have a skin cancer and sun safety booth.
2)The High School outreach program with Ball High School and O'Connell High School will begin in April and May. Jennifer Pike, outreach chair, is coordinating the dates that the DIG can present sun safety workshops to students.
3)The AAD Skin Cancer Screening will also be taking place in May. The date is currently being finalized.
4)Other ideas that the DIG can implement in the future were also discussed. Including a possible fundraising activity to raise money for melanoma research, holding a lunch session with speaker and UTMB student Courtney Freasier about melanoma, and obtaining t-shirts for the DIG to advertise the group.
5)We are also looking for interested members to become officers for the year 2006-2007. Anyone interested in holding an office in the DIG, please contact co-presidents Emily Fridlington or Joslyn Witherspoon.