The 2019 Healthy Skin Award winners were announced on Thursday 29 August, with the special awards evening held at an iconic Melbourne venue. It was a night to remember, with members of the Foundation, leading skin specialists, and educators in skin health coming together to celebrate the achievements of the award winners.
The four winners of the 2019 Healthy Skin Awards were:
- Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club - for promoting skin health to junior members through sun protection education and implementing the use of long sleeve rash vests for their Nipper program participants.
- Call Time On Melanoma - for educating and creating awareness of sun damage and sun-smart behaviour through social media.
- Jay Allen - for his efforts in spreading the sun-safe message throughout the community by completing a 2000km walk from Adelaide to Sydney.
- Carlisle Homes - for implementing a multi-layered sun safe program to mitigate UV exposure and provide sun-protective working conditions.
From left to right: Chris Arnold AM, Cameron Chivers (Carlisle Homes), Alan Oppenheim (Ego Pharmaceuticals), Jay Allen, Simon Merrigan, Jessica Lightfoot, Sarah Jo Mason, (Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club), David Pinkus (Melbourne Pathology), Samantha Russell (Galderma). Not pictured: Lisa Patulny (Call Time On Melanoma).
“The long-term impact of their work has the potential to save thousands of lives, and they deserve to be applauded for that,” said Mr Chris Arnold AM, Executive Director of the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.
“We recognise the winners’ significant national contribution to skin health in our community and congratulate them for being outstanding examples in their respective fields.”
Now in its tenth year, the Healthy Skin Awards celebrate individuals and organisations who go above and beyond to promote healthy skin practices in the community and within their organisation.
Each year the Skin & Cancer Foundation sees significant achievement in the innovative promotion of skin health by workplaces and individuals, and this year was no different. The judging panel consisted of distinguished professionals in the field of dermatology.
To read more about the 2019 Healthy Skin Award winners, and to see more photos from the awards evening, please click here.