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WHAT: One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in his or her lifetime, and the Pacific Northwest has higher rates of skin cancer than many other regions. That's why Virginia Mason's Dermatology clinic annually offers a free skin cancer screening event for patients and non-patients alike.
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Virginia Mason Dermatology
Lindeman Pavilion, Level 9
1201 Terry Ave., Seattle
COST: Free
WHO: Patients and community members are encouraged to get screened.

About Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health care system in Seattle that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 440 physicians with a 336-bed acute-care hospital. Virginia Mason operates a network of clinics throughout the Puget Sound area; manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and Chronic Care Management program for people living with HIV and AIDS; and operates Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, internationally recognized in autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason is known for applying manufacturing principles to health care to improve quality and patient safety. For more information, visit or Facebook/VMcares or follow @VirginiaMason on Twitter.

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Alisha Mark, (206) 341-1509

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