Sun & Skin News

Goal Met! 1,500+ Free Screenings this Spring and Summer

It’s been a smashing summer for the Destination Healthy Skin free skin cancer screening and education program. During July, we traveled up the west coast before heading back east in August where we ended the month by surpassing our 2023 goal of 1,500 free screenings. And we’re not done yet! 

June Update: More than 1,000 Free Screenings in 2023

Our 2023 Destination Healthy Skin free screening and education journey around the country is going strong. The RV has been on the road since May, and as of July 26, Our volunteer dermatologists have performed 1,137 free skin cancer screenings, identifying 427 suspected skin cancers and precancers including 24 suspected melanomas.

On Our Way in May!

So far, our incredible event staff and committed volunteer dermatologists have facilitated and performed over 281 skin cancer screenings. During 39 hours of screening time, our doctors have identified a total of 41 suspected cancers and precancers, including 11 suspected melanomas – and we’re just getting warmed up!

350 Skin Cancer Screenings in June!

In June, our dermatologists collectively donated 35 hours of their time to conduct more than 350 skin exams. They identified 127 potential skin precancers and skin cancers, including four suspected melanomas.

There’s Something About May

In May 2022, our volunteer dermatologists screened 263 participants across four states and Washington, DC, putting in over 39 hours of screening time. And we’re just getting started!

750+ Free Screenings to Date!

From August 1 to October 31, our amazing volunteer dermatologists screened 780 people and identified 167 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 8 suspected melanomas.

Intuition, Luck, Opportunity

A young woman who loved the sun listened to her instincts about some new dark moles on her abdomen. She decided to get her skin checked when she heard about The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Destination Healthy Skin screening program.

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