While we wish we could hold events in every town and city around the country, with limited resources, that simply isn’t possible. Thankfully, there are other ways to learn about sun protection and skin cancer, even if you can’t make it to a Destination: Healthy Skin event this year.
Get to Know the World’s Most Common Cancer
Our website is a great resource for skin cancer information and, unlike our RV, it is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Visit our online home to explore the different types of skin cancer, learn the warning signs and how to perform a self-exam, and find a local physician in your area.
Schedule Your Annual Skin Cancer Screening
Many insurance providers will cover the cost of a skin cancer screening as part of your annual preventative care. If your insurer won’t cover the cost, or if you do not have insurance, there are a number of free or low-cost options. Throughout the year, local dermatology practices often host free events which can be found through community papers and online forums. The American Academy of Dermatology also hosts screening events throughout the year through their SPOTme® program. Another option is to call your local university’s medical school and ask if the dermatology department has a free or low-cost skin clinic open to the public.
Think Sun Protection
At Destination: Healthy Skin events, we’re pleased to provide visitors with Walgreens brand sun care items. If a trip to the RV isn’t in the cards for you this summer, you can learn more about sunscreen options for you and your family on our website. When you’re in the aisles of your favorite retailer, look for our Seal of Recommendation which is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection.
Talk to Your Little Ones
The children’s activity table, a new addition to this year’s program, has become a popular fixture at local events. At this station, we ask our youngest visitors to draw a picture of a sun-safe day at the beach with their loved ones. This is an easy exercise to do at home with your children and a great way to start a discussion about sun-safe behaviors that will keep them healthy.
Share Your Sun-Safe Selfie
Over the past two months, hundreds of visitors have struck a pose in our photobooth. Now we’re asking you to join in the fun! Snap a shot of your best sun protection look and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #SunSafeSelfie.
Sign up for Our Email Updates
Every year, we change our route, so we can reach more people. If we didn’t stop in your city this year, please sign up for email notifications, so you will receive a notification when our 2019 schedule is announced. If you’d like to us to consider visiting a specific town or city, please email your suggestions to info (at) skincancer.org.