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May Newsletter

Vol. 5| May 2024

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Starting today and throughout the spring, we’re speaking up about the world’s most common cancer. Visit our website for everything you need to know, including accurate, medically reviewed skin cancer informationimages and videos. Get started here:

Throughout May, you’ll see stories about risk factors, warning signs, prevention and early detection trending everywhere. Join the conversation to raise awareness and save lives!

Support Our Mission: Donate or Create a Skin Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser.

Dr. Sarnoff Says

May 24 Is #DontFryDay!

The Friday before Memorial Day is designated as Don’t Fry Day, an initiative launched by The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to encourage everyone to stay sun safe sun as you kick off the summer. Let’s make Don’t Fry Day every day!

Destination Healthy Skin Hits the Road Again

Picture of The Skin Cancer Foundation's Destination Healthy Skin RV. skin exams

Destination Healthy Skin Hits the Road!

Destination Healthy Skin (DHS), our mobile free screening and education program kicked off on April 21 in Kansas City, KS. The program is designed to save lives. Inside the DHS RV, local volunteer dermatologists provide free full-body skin cancer screenings in private exam rooms. This spring and fall we’re visiting 24 communities around the United States.

Check our schedule for dates and places
Support the journey

On the Blog

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Skin Cancer? 

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting more than five million people each year. Take the quiz to test your skin cancer knowledge.


Skin cancer survivors and caregivers share, in their own powerful words, what it’s like to live with and beyond skin cancer. Their goal is to educate about the dangers of the disease and give hope to the newly diagnosed.

Back to Basics: Understanding the World’s Most Common Cancer 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to get back to basics. Here’s a quick refresher on the major types of skin cancer: how they form, what they look like and their prognoses.

Never Too Early, Never Too Late 

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we join the medical community, the skin care industry and the media to educate people about the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

Join the #LoveYourSkin Campaign 

#LoveYourSkin is a public awareness campaign focused on education, early detection and sun protection for skin of color. Skin cancer is often diagnosed later in people of color, when it is more challenging to treat.⁠ Together, we can change that.

  • Share facts and graphics to help spread the word.
  • Read and share our blog posts about skin cancer in people of color.
  • Use the hashtag #LoveYourSkinProtectYourSkin.

Champions for Change Gala

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
The Ziegfeld Ballroom
6:30 PM EDT

The Champions for Change Gala is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s signature fundraising event, supporting the lifesaving work we do, every day of the year. Tickets are still available. Join us to celebrate hope and progress in the fight against skin cancer. More info.

Monthly Giving: Join Our Skin Protection Fund

Join our community of monthly donors and become a member of the Skin Protection Fund (SPF). Your recurring gift will steadily support the lifesaving programs of the Foundation and help us educate the public and the medical community about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment. Learn more and donate here.

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