The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Destination: Healthy Skin mobile skin cancer education and screening program was re-launched in 2017. Since then, the program has provided more than 3,800 people with free skin cancer screenings on board our 38-foot Destination: Healthy Skin RV.
In 2019, 85 dermatologists from around the country volunteered their time for this public service and have been able to identify more than 1,000 suspected skin cancers. Thousands more people have also benefited from education about prevention and early detection.
From May to August 2019, we screened more than 1,800 participants, and provided early detection education and sun protection products to many more.
Please help support this important program.
Stories from the Road: A Melanoma Almost Missed
Julie Karen, MD, knew that the man was visiting the Destination: Healthy Skin RV at the urging of his wife, Barbara, who had visited the day before. He had never been to a dermatologist before — he was having trouble finding a dermatologist within his insurance network.
“He walked into the room and I saw a probable melanoma literally on the center of his face,” said Dr. Karen. “And it was one of those rare melanomas that actually had all the features of the ABCDEs.”
This story highlights why it’s imperative to check your skin regularly, and never put off your annual professional skin examination. It could very well save you time and money in the future, and may even save your life. Read the full story here.
Intuition, Luck, Opportunity
Sometimes the stars align. A young woman who loved the sun listened to her instincts about some new dark moles on her abdomen. She decided to get her skin checked when she heard about The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Destination: Healthy Skin screening program. A power outage almost stopped her, but a series of coincidences and kindnesses got her the help she needed — before it was too late. Her story will inspire you! Read the full story here.