Raise Money To Fight Skin Cancer

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins announced they are partnering with Dr. Ellen Frankel of RI Skin Doc and Martins Karsums to fight Skin Cancer.  For every point Karsums scores in the second half of the season, Dr. Ellen Frankel will donate $25 to the American Academy of Dermatology Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Program.  Through only one week of games, Dr. Ellen Frankel has already pledged to donate $175 as Martins Karsums picked up seven points in four games.

More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Melanoma is the most commom form of cnacer for young adults 25-29 years old and more than 75% of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma.  Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lieftime.

"I am proud to partner with the Providence Bruins and player Martins Karsums to support one of my favorite causes: Putting an end to skin cancer through education and awareness," said Dr. Ellen Frankel.

"I am excited to be partnering with Dr. Ellen Frankel and the American Academy of Dermatology to help fight skin cancer," said Martins Karsums.  "Throughout the season we get a lot of support from the community and it is great to give back with helping out such a great cause."

At the end of the season a check will be presented on ice prior to a P-Bruins game by Dr. Ellen Frankel, the Providence Bruins and Martins Karsums to the American Academy of Dermatology.

For more information on Dr. Ellen Frankel and RI Skin Doc visit them online at http://www.riskindoc.com/. "Protect your birthday suit...use sunscreen daily."

The Providence Bruins are home at The Dunk for two games this weekend.  Friday, January 16 is Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night at 7:05 p.m. versus the Portland Pirates and Sunday, January 18 is LukOil Thunderstick Night against the Rochester Americans at 4:05 p.m. For ticket information call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or by logging onto www.providencebruins.com.