The Mission

The LSO Foundation’s mission is to bring awareness to skin cancer through the efforts of education, prevention, and early detection.

We aim to increase the number of skin cancer screenings for early detection of all skin cancers, specifically melanoma, the leading cause of cancer among young adults and the most deadly form of skin cancer.


Adult Education
With a 45 minute speaking presentation with powerpoint on sun safety and skin cancer detection, Sarah Gray, LSO Foundation Executive Director, is available to meet any group in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Rotary Clubs, Garden Clubs, Associations, Lifeguards, Sorority and Greek Chapter Meetings, high school students, sports teams, etc.). A donation of your choice is appreciated for our time. She will travel anywhere too, with travel compensated to the Foundation.

Children’s Education
Our Children’s Education Program is 30 – 45 minutes consisting of a reading of our children’s book,  Dottie’s Sun Survival Guide,  followed by sun safety and skin cancer education activity. Please contact to organize your child’s classroom visit or consider buying the book and YOU can read it to your child’s classroom! We can provide you with teaching materials to help your visit!


The LSO Foundation’s projects are funded through charitable donations and special event proceeds. Please consider supporting our work today with a tax deductible donation.


Lauren’s Story

Check out Lauren’s story here and learn about our namesake.

Lauren’s Story

Our Founders

Who are we and why did we start this? Find out here.