6th Annual Miles Against Melanoma 5k Run/Walk to help raise awareness and funds for melanoma skin cancer

We are proud to have participated in the 6th Annual Miles Against Melanoma 5k Run/Walk to help raise awareness and funds for melanoma skin cancer. Proceeds raised will stay in the local community and benefit the Carolina’s Melanoma and Immunotherapy Fund at Carolina HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute. So far MAM NC has donated over $110,000 to the fund. This was the 3rd straight year our team participated. Save the Skin You’re In!

left to right: Gail LaBarr, Sandra Darst, Marc Darst, Kirsten Sharpe, Lukas VanHouten, Alina Chong, Francesca Reyes, Oliva Reyes

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As you may have noticed, Dr. Darst has been out of the office the past week. He was invited by DASIL, the Dermatologic Aesthetic Surgery International League to lecture at their Annual Congress.

Dr. Darst lectured on breast implant-associated lymphoma, complex patient problems and the effect of social media and the internet on the practice of medicine. Additionally, he co-moderated a series of lectures and discussions along with Dr. Hector Leal Silva from Monterrey, Mexico.

Dr. Darst will be back in the office on Friday, October 28.

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Ties and Tails Gala 2016

Dermatology in Charlotte, NCThank you, Revision Skincare, for donating a basket full of your fantastic skincare items for the Ties
& Tails Gala on Saturday, November 12, 2016 – to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte!

 

 

 

 

 

Answer Scholarship Program

Darst Dermatology was proud to donate to the Answer Scholarship Program at Carolina’s Women’s Club.  What an amazing evening!  A silent auction was held at Piper Glen Country Club- Great music, delicious food, friendships, and all to benefit Answer Scholarship, Inc., providing scholarships to women in our community!

Bill Cummings brought his wonderful musical talents playing song favorites with guests joining in singing, dancing…..and yes…. even a CWC ladies chorus line to rival the NYC Radio City Music Hall Rockettes! What a fun event!

Thank you to all our Raffle sponsors for their donated contributions to help to make this such a success!

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‘Swing into Summer’ Fundraiser Concert – Bill Cummings Trio

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Post scholarship winners

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Dr. Darst and the winner of our gift basket

 

 

 May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Marc Darst participated in the 2016 Skin Cancer Screening hosted by Carolinas HealthCare System & Novant HealthCare Levine Cancer Institute.

It’s the one month out of the entire year that national attention is focused on skin cancer. This creates the perfect opportunity for us to educate the public on a much higher scale about the importance of early detection and how to SPOT Skin Cancer™.

It was a free skin cancer screening in our community, where we collectively influenced positive behavior change to improve public health, and, at the same time, clearly demonstrate how dermatologists offer a unique and significant value to the public.

Here are some photos from the event!

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Dr. Marc Darst and other area dermatologists.

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SOS Ecuador

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MILES AGAINST MELANOMA 5K, 1 MILE FUN RUN, & KIDS DASH- APRIL 30, 2016

The 5th Annual Miles Against Melanoma 5k Run/Walk and help raise awareness and funds for melanoma skin cancer. Proceeds raised will stay in the local community and benefit the Carolina’s Melanoma and Immunotherapy Fund at Carolina HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute. So far MAM NC has donated over $70,000 to the fund. Each participant that registers before April 1st will be guaranteed to receive an SPF tech t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded by Omega Sports for the overall winners and age group winners.

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American Academy of Dermatology 2016 Shade Structure Grant Program

Dr. Marc Darst of Darst Dermatology is proud to have sponsored Mineral Springs United Methodist Church Preschool, named a recipient of an American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Program Grant. They will receive an $8,000 grant to build a shade structure over their playground. Seeking shade is an important way to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Also, don’t forget to wear sun-protective clothing and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Levine Jewish Community Center 12th Annual Health Fair

Darst Dermatology was a proud sponsor of the Levine Jewish Community Center 12th Annual Health Fair on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

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Dr. and Sandra Darst Ribbon Cutting Event

Marvin Elementary School’s Shade Structure unveiling May 2015 was a success with the help of Dr. Marc Darst and his wife Sandra Darst!

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American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program recipients

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To encourage communities across the country to protect themselves from the sun and prevent skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today announced the 21 recipients awarded grants through its 2013 Shade Structure Grant Program. This announcement is in advance of the National Program for Playground Safety’s “Playground Safety Week,” which promotes safe playground areas, including the importance of shade. Since its founding in 2000, the Academy program has awarded more than 285 shade structure grants to organizations across the country. These shade structures provide shade for more than half a million individuals each day.

“Skin cancer is highly preventable as we know overexposure to the sun is one of the primary causes,” said board-certified dermatologist Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy. “Seeking shade is a simple way to reduce your risk of skin cancer, and the Academy’s Shade Structure Grants provide children and their parents with more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while being protected from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.”

More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Incidence rates for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have been increasing for at least 30 years. Melanoma is now the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old, and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.

Darst Dermatology and Miles Against Melanoma

So much fun at the Miles Against Melanoma event! Darst Dermatology 2015

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Darst Dermatology proudly supports the following schools and foundations:

North Carolina Association efforts to protect all from the dangers of indoor tanning beds. Thank You Letter from North Carolina Dermatology Associations

Turning Point – Turning Point is committed to providing victims of domestic violence and their dependent children with safe shelter while they learn how to break free from their abuser. Turning Point’s Thank You Letter

Beds for Kids – Most Charlotteans are not aware that every night, thousands of children are city go to bed, sleeping on the floor or on piles of clothes. Beds for Kids is a local Charlotte Charity that helps provide for families in dire need of furnishings. They furnish not only beds but make sure that each family has a kitchen table with chairs and all the other furnishings they may need as well as connecting the family with needed social services. Darst Dermatology supports Beds for Kids and encourages our patients to consider volunteering their time or gently used furniture.

Join Darst Dermatology in supporting Beds for Kids! Visit www.bmo5.com for registration and sponsorship.

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YMCA of Greater Charlotte

United Faith Christian Academy -Dr. Darst supported the United Faith Christian Academy Spring  Gala 2014 with the donation of a gift basket from Darst Dermatology.  Because of community investment in Christian education at UFCA they are able to continue advancing the programs of the school. Read More

Weddington Middle School

 

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Dr. Darst and Melissa Valdman 2014

Weddington High School – Each year Dr. Darst and Darst Dermatology have generously given a college scholarship to a deserving student at Weddington High School.

2011– Katherine Plevka Letter
2012-Sarah Vaughn – Sarah plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the fall where she would like to major in Biology with a concentration in Micro and Cellular Biology. She has been in numerous Weddington High School clubs including the French Honor Society, Science Honor Society, National Honors Society, National Art Society, and National Society of High School Scholars. She ahs helped with Special Olympics, Run to Honor, Union County Christmas Bureau, the Congressional Art Competition and is very involved with Matthews United Methodist Church Choir and Youth Group. Letter
2013– Jessica O’Hara – Jessica has gone on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study medicine. She plans to join a team of doctors that travel to developing countries facing problems of war, violence and epidemic to help those who need medical attention but do not have access to it. Congratulations Jessica!
2014-Melissa Valdman – Melissa plans on attending Georgia Tech in the fall and majoring in biomedical engineering and then later attending medical school.  She is a member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, The National Honor Society and the National Science Honor Society.  Melissa is the web developer of the Robotics Team and volunteers at the Carolina Raptor Center.  She also speaks fluent Russian.

Rea View Elementary

Matthews Free Medical Clinic

Carmel Christian School

Marvin Ridge Elementary School

MECKLENBURG COUNTY-SOUTH ROTARY– Sandra Darst is an active member in the rotary.

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Staff

Hannah Taylor, a former Darst Dermatology employee, has made the Charlotte CheckMate squad for a third year for our local Charlotte Checkers hockey team.

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Jenna Brown, a staff member at Darst Dermatology, organized and participated in the 35th Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk.

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Jenna and her school mates organized a 30 Hour Famine. Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. and around the world unite to do the Famine. Join them, and your group will learn about hunger, raise funds to help the hungry, and then go hungry yourselves for 30 hours. Through the Famine, teens grow closer to each other – all while helping to save the lives of hungry kids.

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Sun Safety Awareness   

Dr. Darst has been working in the community to spread the word about sun safety awareness and the growing need to protect yourself from the sun.  Through the Shade Structure Grant Program, the American Academy of Dermatology is helping protect playground by shade structures over playgrounds to help keep children protected from the sun while playing.  Dr. Darst was able to help a local playground receive a grant through this program.  Click Here to Read More

Charlotte Cub Scouts and Brownies

Darst Dermatology donated sunscreen, visors and body wash to Charlotte Cub Scouts and Brownies to learn about sun safety while earning their First Aid Badge.

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Volunteer Work   

Dr. Darst and Darst Dermatology believe in the power of giving back, and have been involved in The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour.  The program provides free full body skin cancer screenings in local communities across America.

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Road to Healthy Skin Tour Final Report

Road to Healthy Skin Tour Certificate of Participation

This summer Dr. Darst volunteered his time for the Presbyterian Cancer Center’s Free Skin Cancer Screening.  The event was a success with a great turnout, reinforcing the need for screenings and drawing awareness to proper skin cancer prevention.

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month– May, both Dr. Marc Darst and Lesslie Durst, PA-C participated in the 2014 Skin Cancer Screening held on May 15, 2014 at Matthews Radiation Oncology at Presbyterian Hospital.

It’s the one month out of the entire year that national attention is focused on skin cancer. This creates the perfect opportunity for us to educate the public on a much higher scale about the importance of early detection and how to SPOT™ skin cancer.

It was a free skin cancer screening in our community, where we collectively influenced positive behavior change to improve public health, and, at the same time, clearly demonstrate how dermatologists offer a unique and significant value to the public.

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Videos   

View the videos below to see past interviews with Dr. Darst and staff at Charlotte Today!

Publications:

Dr. Darst was published in Practical Dermatology June 2013

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