Dr. Gregory Allen, M.D. is the founder of The Shun the Sun Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and fighting skin cancer.
As a practicing physician, Dr. Allen is alarmed at the startling rise in skin cancer cases, especially among young people. A volunteer lecturer at local schools and churches, he sees a widespread lack of awareness regarding the dangers of being out in the sun unprotected. Arizona has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the nation.
He is the medical director of Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute, located at 1425 S. Greenfield Rd., Suite 102, Mesa, Arizona 85206, 480-832-7546, www.deseretskin.com. The clinic, which specializes in wellness and anti-aging treatments, offers free cancer screenings and skincare evaluations.
For more information and to get involved visit http://www.shunthesun.org.