Destination: Healthy Skin Returns to Educate More People on Sun Protection
The Skin Cancer Foundation’s (SCF) Destination: Healthy Skin program will start this year in New York City, where events will be held from May 15 through May 17 near Columbus Circle. Volunteer dermatologists will provide free full-body skin cancer screenings to the public using the 2 customized private exam rooms in the Destination: Healthy Skin RV. (To volunteer, please visit https://www.destinationhealthyskin.org/volunteer/.)
In addition, select markets, including New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Denver, will have specially trained beauty consultants and pharmacists who will provide participants with sunburn alert stickers, education on the importance of sun protection, as well as medications that increase photosensitivity, and recommendations for sun care and sunburn treatments. Participants will receive SCF’s educational materials and Walgreens brand sun care items at all locations.
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Over the next 3 months the RV will spend 2 or 3 days in 15 different cities across the country, including Houston and Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, and Burbank, California (for a complete list of the cities, please visit https://www.destinationhealthyskin.org/tour-schedule/). The RV will return to the East Coast in August, where the final events will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. To expand the program’s reach, the journey will be documented on the program’s website, the SCF blog, and social media channels.
“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,” said Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of SCF. “Destination: Healthy Skin is 1 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.”
Destination: Healthy Skin started in 2017 with 32 volunteer dermatologists who provided more than 800 free skin cancer screenings and identified over 200 suspected skin cancers throughout the program, as well as educated thousands of participants on the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
For more information and to learn how you and your patients can get involved, please visit https://www.destinationhealthyskin.org/.