The spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) has sparked concern worldwide, particularly among the elderly and those with underlying health issues. If you are concerned about receiving treatment for skin cancer (or any other condition) during this time, The Skin Cancer Foundation strongly advises you to speak to your physician before making any decisions. Health care providers are the best source of information and they understand your unique circumstances. Staying informed, asking questions and heeding the advice of medical professionals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best way to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is carefully monitoring the latest developments from the CDC, state and local health departments and we are doing our part to slow the spread of this virus. The Foundation remains open, and all staff are working remotely in accordance with social distancing protocols. We have halted all work-related travel until further notice.
At the heart of it all, we remain committed to our mission of saving and improving lives by educating the public and medical community about skin cancer and the importance of prevention, early detection and prompt treatment. Our website and social media platforms are now more important than ever as they provide digital resources to millions of people who are dealing with skin cancer during this unprecedented time.
A Lifesaving Road Trip!
Summer 2019 was a busy and successful one for Destination: Healthy Skin! We traveled 10,000 miles around the country, providing more than 1,800 free skin cancer screenings along with educational information and sun protection products to thousands more people in 18 cities.
Our volunteer dermatologists identified more than 578 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 40 suspected melanomas.
Here are some comments from participants, describing what the experience meant to them:
“This is an incredible service to offer. Thanks!” – participant in El Cajon, CA
“I probably would not have a screening this year without this service. Thanks!” – participant in Austin, TX
Next spring and summer, we will hit the road again! Our goals are simple:
Detect skin cancers early, before they become dangerous.
Deliver prevention education to help reduce the incidence of the world’s most common cancer.
We hope you’ll join us on our journey to the ultimate destination: healthy skin for all.
See the schedule of where we traveled in 2019 here, and stay tuned for our 2020 dates and cities.
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*Please note that skin cancer screenings are first come, first served and subject to dermatologist availability. Skin cancer screenings may not be available at every event. Dates and times are subject to change.