Saturday, July 28, 2007

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming a Writer?

Did you even once think, "I could have written that". Well here is your chance to write, and then possibly win a prize and a scholarship. Danielle M. White author of ONLY SKIN DEEP? An Essential Guide to Effective Skin Cancer Programs and Resources and the co-founder of The Cancer Crusaders Organization invites writers of all ages and skill levels to enter an essay contest about skin cancers. The winning essay will later be published in her next book. See what she has to say about skin cancer.........."Skin cancer incidence in the U.S., and across the globe, continues to rise at an alarming rate," White says. "In fact, melanoma is killing more women ages 20-39 than any other cancer. Yet, this disease is preventable!" White continues, "In our on-going effort to raise awareness and educate people--especially young adults--about skin cancer, we thought an essay contest would be a great way to generate interest and participation, as well as provide further educational opportunities to our communities."

I think she is definitely onto something here. She has a great idea to get young people involved in protecting their own skin and learning at the same time. For the complete article and the rules for the essay, which needs to be received by August 25, 2007 click here:


Tahia said...

In this day and age of American Idol, You Tube, and other immediate result programming. I think it is great to get kids involved and make them aware (if they are not already)of the affect of skin cancer. Great idea. So when are you submitting?

Mary Lou said...

Competition is a great incentive as we have personally experienced. It is also a fun way of increasing your knowledge. Another innovative strategy.

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for helping spread the word!

I certainly hope that you will be submitting an essay for review.

We, at The Cancer Crusaders Organization, are constantly striving to better serve and educate young people about this serious (and yet preventable) disease.

My co-founder, Natalie, lost her 21-year-old brother to melanoma. And I have met many individuals who have lost loved ones - in their 20s - to this disease. As a woman in her 20s, it is a sobering thought.

At any rate, THANK YOU for helping us increase awareness and PROTECT people from melanoma skin cancer.


PS: Tell me more about your project. I would love to mention you and your project in my next book.

PPS: You may be interested to know that we are searching for melanoma warrior stories. Check out for more info. Perhaps, you know of a melanoma survivor who would like to participate. Thank you, again!

Catherine said...

Very exciting Chris - great job being able to turn this challenge into something that can help so many.

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