The Skin Cancer Foundation kicks off the second year of its mobile education and screeing program called Destination: Healthy Skin. Starting Tuesday, May 15, in New York City, the tour will stop in 15 cities over three months, eventually hitting Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Denver. Last year the Foundation provided more than 800 free skin cancer screenings as part of its inaugural tour. Thirty-wo volunteer dermatologists indentified 200 suspected skin cancers.
The Destination: Healthy Skin RV is customized with two private exam rooms in which local dermatologists who volunteer their time will provide free full-body skin cancer screenings. Participants will receive The Skin Cancer Foundation’s educational materials and Walgreens brand sun care items.
In select markets, including New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston and Denver, Walgreens specially trained beauty consultants and pharmacists will be on-hand to distribute sunburn alert stickers, educate visitors on the importance of sun protection, provide recommendations for sun care and sunburn treatments, and educate patients on medication that can cause photosensitivity.
“Coming off the huge success of last year’s program, we are excited to get on the road again to educate more people and ultimately save lives,” says Skin Cancer Foundation President Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD. "Destination: Healthy Skin is one of our most important education programs, because it gives us the opportunity to connect with people on a one-on-one basis and makes our skin cancer prevention and early detection recommendations even more accessible."