‘Big Bang’ cast films melanoma PSA after death of young fan
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The cast of CBS’s hit comedy show “The Big Bang Theory” has filmed a public service announcement to raise awareness about skin cancer after learning of the death of a young Maryland fan.
The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2ax6KBg ) reports that the video features the cast reminding young fans to have their skin checked by a dermatologist for melanoma.
The cast filmed the spot after learning about 17-year-old Claire M. Wagonhurst, a Baltimore County high school student who died from adolescent melanoma in October 2014.
Wagonhurst’s mother, Marianne Banister, a former WBAL-TV news anchor, says her daughter frequently watched “The Big Bang Theory” as the melanoma progressed and her vision declined.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com