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What We're Doing

What We're Doing

Click on any [+] below to learn moure about our current awareness and fundraising endeavors.

[+] Come Out Swinging Classic
Started in 2008 as our primary fundraising vehicle, this annual golf tournament continues to be a driving force in our fight against melanoma.

Currently held at Glen Echo Country Club in St. Louis, the Come Out Swinging Classic has grown to become one the most popular and successful charitable golf tournaments in the St. Louis area. For more information on playing, sponsoring, or volunteering at our next tournament, click below.

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[+] S.P.O.T.S. (Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students)
Our partnership with the St. Louis-based S.P.O.T.S. program is bringing valuable melanoma awareness to area high school students.

Since 2006, Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students, under the direction of Stephanie Lickerman, APRN, ANP-BC, has led an educational movement to educate adolescents and future physicians about the dangers of prolonged sun exposure.

Medical students from Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University School of Medicine currently bring S.P.O.T.S. into the classrooms of more than 20 St. Louis area schools each year, with early detection and prevention taught through visual lectures, hands-on activities, a video featuring two teens with melanoma and the use of a skin analyzing machine. In 2009, the American Academy of Dermatology awarded the S.P.O.T.S program and video, "Get It Checked Out," separate Gold Triangle awards.

To learn more about bringing the S.P.O.T.S program to your school, business or organization, please contact: cathy@comeoutswinging.org

[+] VP Parade - St. Louis
In conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday, Come Out Swinging was proudly represented in the 134th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade.

Started in 1878, St. Louis' VP Parade is one of the longest running parades in the nation, and signals the official start oftheAnnual Fair St. Louis celebration surrounding the Fourth of July holiday.

With the help of several volunteers, Come Out Swinging participated in the 2011 parade distributing 10,000 samples of complimentary sunscreen to the throngs of onlookers along the one mile route.

[+] DogFish Race Team.
In 2012 Come Out Swinging became a proud sponsor of DogFish Racing - one of St. Louis' most competitive and successful cycling club teams.

With a shared commitment to health and fitness, some 150 DogFish team members will play an active role in helping COS spread the word about the paramount importance of skin protection awareness. And with riders competing in full schedule throughout the Midwest, our message is sure to reach audiences far and wide.