2015 healthy skin award winners
Dual-Olympian, Belinda Hocking, presents an award to Bec Waley from the Collingwood Football Club, on behalf of Ego Pharmaceuticals.
Announced at the Black and White Night Ball, the Healthy Skin Awards for 2015 were awarded to
- The Macquarie Foundation;
- Collingwood Football Club;
- Vogue Australia;
- King & Wood Mallesons; and
- Nicole McLean
The Healthy Skin Awards are awarded to businesses and individuals who promote 'best practice' of skin health within their workplace and the broader community.
The four organisations and individual that achieved this show outstanding promotion of healthy skin. Each business and organisation educates their employees on the importance of healthy skin and demonstrates proactive steps towards the awareness of skin cancer and melanoma.
The judges made the following comments on the winners:
The Macquarie Foundation is a deserving recipient of this Healthy Skin Award for offering its support in the promotion of best-practice skin health in the Australian community. Over a three year period the Macquarie Foundation has generously granted $100,000 to fund a national online education program for registrars and consultants in dermatology.
Collingwood football club
The Collingwood Football Club has received a Healthy Skin Award for offering all players and staff a comprehensive skin check by dermatologists, and by promoting skin care and skin health to all its members and supporters. Collingwood Football Club clearly recognises the importance of skin health for all those who spend time outdoors in a sporting environment.
As president of Psoriasis Australia, Nicole McLean has worked tirelessly to re-invigorate this peak body. Since becoming president last year, Nicole has spearheaded a number of positive initiatives including developing a Community Chest, and building a $100,000 fund for Psoriasis Australia projects, organising a volunteer to work on promoting Psoriasis Australia, and pulling together a new and enthusiastic board.
Vogue Australia receives this award for promoting skin health to its impressive readership of 449,000. Vogue beauty editorials regularly stress the importance of sun protection, with feature articles on skin health referencing the opinions of dermatologists. Vogue understands the importance of raising awareness, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of serious skin conditions - and always strives to provide readers with the best advice for skin health and vitality.
king & wood mallesons
King & Woods Mallesons is a leading law firm in the Australasian region and a deserving recipient of this Healthy Skin Award. As part of its long-running Health & Wellbeing Program, King & Wood Mallesons introduced skin checks for all employees in 2007. King & Wood Mallesons understands how difficult it can be for people to find the time from work to visit a GP for skin checks but also how crucial it is given Australia's high incidence of skin cancer and melanoma. King & Wood Mallesons has provided over 2,300 employee skin checks - an initiative, which has saved people time, money and, potentially, several lives.
(above) Rachel Kidd from King & Wood Mallesons proudly shows off their award on our red carpet.
(above) Nicole McLean with her Healthy Skin Award trophy, which was designed by Melbourne artist, Anna Varendorff.
(above) Maria Wilson proudly shows off the Macquarie Foundation's Healthy Skin Award.
(above) Sujin Mackellar accepted the Galderma Healthy Skin Award on behalf of Vogue Australia. Vogue's award was presented by Galderma General Manager, Fraser Halscheid.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2015 Healthy Skin Awards. The Awards would not be possible without their generosity and support.
Melbourne Skin Pathology: