UH Cancer Center and Xcel Launch “I Love The Skin I’m In” Awareness Campaign

Calling all young Hawaii artists! Do you like to draw? Create graphics? Would you like to see your t-shirt design sold in Hawaii?

You’ve now got the chance. Join the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and Xcel in the fight against skin cancer by creating a design that will be featured on an Xcel Ventx sun-protective t-shirt. One winning design will be produced and sold in stores in summer 2012 – and if you’re the winning artist, you’ll also walk away with an iPad 2.

A few contest details:

Design Theme: Inform and motivate young adults to help prevent skin cancer. With approximately 5,000 new skin cancer cases diagnosed every year, Hawaii’s youth are among those at greatest risk for developing this easily preventable disease.

Entry Period: February 10 through March 31, 2012.

Entrants: Open to all Hawaii state residents, ages 13 through 25.

Grand Prize: One winning designer will receive an iPad 2; and his/her winning design will be produced on an Xcel sun-protective Ventx t-shirt and sold in stores summer 2012.

Winners Announced: National Skin Cancer Awareness month, on Saturday, May 12 at the I Love the Skin I’m In campaign event (Kapiolani Park Bandstand). Event to feature live entertainment, free skin cancer screenings, cancer education booths, food trucks, and more.

Full contest details can be found online at www.uhcancercenter.org.

For any contest questions, please email cpascual@cc.hawaii.edu, or call (808) 356-5758.


About the University of Hawaii Cancer Center
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is one of 66 research institutions designated by the National Cancer Institute. Affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Center is dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, and improved patient care. Construction is under way on a new state-of-the-art research center, opening in 2012 to better serve the people of Hawaii and the Pacific. Learn more about the Center’s work at www.uhcancercenter.org