Destination Healthy Skin

Driving Detection to Save Lives

Destination Healthy Skin is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mobile skin cancer screening and education program. Since its launch, the program has:

  • Provided more than 25,000 free skin cancer screenings
  • Identified more than 10,000 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 450 suspected melanomas.
  • Distributed free skin cancer educational materials and sun protection products to tens of thousands of people.

Our 38-foot Destination Healthy Skin RV is equipped with two private exam rooms where volunteer dermatologists perform screenings. In our waiting area, program managers answer questions and distribute skin cancer early detection and prevention information.

We’ve Concluded a Great 2021 Journey! 

From August to November 2021 we traveled to 21 communities around the country. Volunteer dermatologists screened nearly 1,000 people and identified 195 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 10 suspected melanomas. In addition, we provided skin cancer prevention education – in person and through media outreach – to hundreds of thousands more.

Many people who came by the RV told us they wouldn’t have gotten a screening this year if we weren’t in town. These and other heartfelt comments motivate us to continue our efforts to reach as many communities as possible.

Thank you for following and supporting this lifesaving program.

We’re busy planning the 2022 journey. Check back soon for details.

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Program Benefits

  • Free, full body skin exams
  • Exams performed by licensed dermatologists
  • No appointment necessary
  • Convenient mobile screening facility
  • COVID-19 safe
  • Free skin cancer educational materials
  • Free sun protection products

What Our Participants Say

“With your help, my husband had two suspicious spots identified that were later biopsied and diagnosed as melanomas. This will save his life.” –  New York City

“My father is a skin cancer survivor. A free screening is a blessing. Thank you Destination Healthy Skin!” – Portland, TX

“A generous event to spread awareness and prevent serious complications. Thank you so much for taking time and using your resources to provide this event.”  – Austin, TX

“Thank you for volunteering your time! Health care is very costly for some of us. A doctor that cares about people – we need more like you.” – Casa Grande, CA

I appreciate this service. I’ve been concerned about a spot for over a year but have no insurance. This service allows me to have peace of mind ” – San Diego, CA

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What to expect during your skin exam

Skin cancer screenings take place in our Destination Healthy Skin RV, which is equipped with two private exam rooms. You’ll be given a brief form to fill out while you wait for your turn. Then you’ll be shown into an exam room and provided with a gown to change into. When you’re ready, the dermatologist will come into the room and examine your skin from head-to-toe. The doctor will note the findings on your form and make recommendations for next steps.

Please note that screenings are provided on a first-come, first served basis and subject to dermatologist availability. The exam itself takes approximately ten minutes.

Destination Healthy Skin is made possible through the support of our sponsors

EltaMD

ScarAway    EMD Serono Pfizer
Merck Almirall Genentech

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