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Running For Cover: News & Updates


Marathoner/ Dermatology and Skin Health Physician Assistant, Michelle Roy will be once again going the distance to support the Melanoma Foundation of New England!

If you have not heard.. our Physician Assistant, Michelle, is again running the Boston Marathon this April for the Melanoma Foundation of New England with Team Running for Cover

Roy is running her 2nd Boston Marathon with Team Run for Cover in honor of her patients brave fight against skin cancer and the families that support them. Roy is one of 29 team members who have pledged to raise $250,000 at the marathon to help fund MFNE’s melanoma education, prevention and support programs.


We have been following Michelle Roy, PA-C, MHS for months now as she’s trained for the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21. Well, blog readers, we’re happy to report she finished both her fundraising and foot racing with flying colors. At press time, $27,406 was raised for Team Running for Cover (exceeding the $20,000 goal). The money will benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England.


The Boston Marathon is merely days away, and we are so proud!


The last long run is in the books. Along with one of my teammates, I ran the Eastern States 20 miler on Sunday (March 30). It was initially looking like an epic day to run with 15mph steady winds, horizontal rains, and chilly temps, but as the race started the rains stopped and the winds turned to the northeast creating a sweet tail wind.


The 118th Boston Marathon is less than a month away – set for April 21, 2014. Dermatology & Skin Health is excited to support their very own Physician Assistant, Michelle Roy, who will be running in this year's event as a member of team Running for Cover, a group of runners representing the Melanoma Foundation of New England.


As part of Dermatology & Skin Health’s mission to raise money for the Melanoma Foundation of New England – which peaks with Physician Assistant Michelle Roy running in the 118th Annual Boston Marathon – Obagi Medical Products contributed to the cause by donating some of their products in an effort to promote awareness. Boldwerks interviewed Obagi’s Senior Product Manager, Brittany Reynolds, to discuss the company’s own mission in fighting this disease, and the importance in partnering with DSH.


Did you know that a recent study revealed that the number of skin cancers due to tanning is higher than those cases of lung cancer due to smoking...

Learn more about Michelle's run to raise awareness about melanoma! Please go to:


As a team member of Dermatology & Skin Health of Dover, it’s so satisfying when good things happen for a good cause. In this case, we’re happy to say that at press time, $23,348 has been raised for Team Running for Cover,, to help meet its $20,000 goal to benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England. Yes! Team Running for Cover will be running the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, and it will include the athletic strengths of one of our own.


Winter vacation is almost here, and those beautiful tropical beaches are ready and waiting for us. They’re calling our names.

Did you know: One or more blistering sunburns during childhood or adolescence more than double a person chance of developing a melanoma later in life!

Remember to swing by our spa to pick up some Blue Lizard for your kiddos before heading away on vacation.

If you would like to donate to Michelle's cause, please go to:


On February 11th, our Physician Assistant Michelle Roy testified in front of the executive committee in favor of Bill 1351. This Bill was put forth by a melanoma survivor and local Representative from Rochester, David Miller. The Bill if passed would prevent children under the age of 18 from using tanning beds. Similar bills have been passed in many states including California and Vermont.