‘SolSearch’ benefit

In order to increase awareness about the importance of skin safety, skin cancer screenings and to highlight Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May 2015, Art of Skin MD and other retailers located in the Beachwalk Center in Solana Beach held the annual SolSearch fundraising event to benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation on May 7 at Art of Skin MD (437 Hwy 101 #217, Solana Beach, CA 92075).

The festive event featured live music, food, an open bar, a silent auction and a live raffle.

“Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it will strike nearly 74,000 Americans in 2015,” said Art of Skin MD founding director, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Melanie Palm, M.D. “Art of Skin MD is proud to be an advocate and expert in prevention and treatment of melanoma and help raise funds for The Skin Cancer Foundation.”

During the event, Palm offered free skin cancer screenings by appointment in her office at the Beachwalk Center. For more information, visit

Photos by Jon Clark.