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Press Release

March 6, 2009

Joyce Weidler, Managing Director
American Skin Association

American Skin Association Announces Receipt of 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 5th Consecutive Year

New York, March 6 - American Skin Association (ASA) announced today that it has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities, for the fifth consecutive year.

"American Skin Association is proud to receive the four-star distinction from Charity Navigator," said Joyce Weidler, ASA's Managing Director. "We strive to contain costs while growing revenue in all economic conditions. It is vitally important that we maximize funding for our medical research and public school education programs."

Receiving four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator demonstrates that American Skin Association excels, as compared to other charities in America, in successfully managing organizational finances in an efficient and effective manner. This rating consistency is an exceptional feat, especially given the economic challenges many charities have had to face in the last year.


Founded by volunteers in 1987, American Skin Association (ASA) is dedicated to saving lives and alleviating human suffering caused by the full spectrum of skin disorders and cancer through research, education and prevention programs. ASA supports urgently needed research, expands public knowledge and understanding of the skin's vital role in maintaining good health, and raises awareness about the often-devastating impact of skin conditions. ASA has sponsored groundbreaking studies of 150+ scientists, advancing research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. Its award-winning school health education program, The Wonders of Skin, has also provided vital lessons aimed at preventing skin disease and promoting early intervention to over three million children in over 2,000 schools across the U.S.