Free Skin Cancer Screening

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid  will be rolling into 80-plus cities, offering free skin cancer screenings in a state-of-the-art RV-turned-dermatologist’s-office. The Tour, now in its third year, provides free, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists. They are also giving away sun-protection samples and other goodies. And it is completely FREE!

Although they won’t be coming to Idaho (Find out if they’ll be in your city), I wanted to post about it because this is a cause that hits home. Less than a year ago I was diagnosed with Infiltrative Basal Cell Carcinoma (it’s not as awful as it sounds!). I thought I did everything right growing up. While I did spend a lot of time outdoors, we always lathered on the sunscreen. Regardless, I rang in my 30th birthday with an inch and a half missing from my cheek. And it could have been much worse if I didn’t catch it when I did.

So my plea to those of you who have the opportunity to get a free screening: DO IT!!! Don’t think it won’t happen to you! Skin cancer is a lot more common than you might believe it to be. So as the summer sun heats up, get out the sunscreen & the protective clothing, and check to see if  The Road to Healthy Skin Tour will be in your town!

Thanks to Good Deal Mama for the info!

Comments

  • Sophie

    Thanks for the reminder Amber! I have a spot I have been wanting to get checked for a couple months and I keep putting it off in favor of other things, but I called today and made my appt! Thanks!

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