April 2022 Newsletter

Spring is a season of long days, pleasant weather and getting outdoors. It’s also a great time to step up your skin cancer detection game.

Skin cancer is the cancer you can see, and detecting it early, when it’s easiest to treat, could save your life. That’s why monthly skin self-exams are especially vital.

Have you checked your skin lately? If you’re not sure what to look for, we’ve got you covered.

The Big See® early detection campaign shows you how easy it is to examine yourself in the mirror each month and ask: “What’s that?” If you see anything new, changing or unusual, see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Here’s more early detection information for you to view and share:

Dr. Sarnoff Says

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Every May, awareness about the dangers of skin cancer is at its peak, thanks to you! We’re grateful for everything you do to speak up in the fight against skin cancer! By encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs and protect it from the sun, we can and will save lives.

Get ready to #SharetheFacts by downloading images from our Skin Cancer Awareness Toolkit during Skin Cancer Awareness Month and all year long.

Destination Healthy Skin Hits the Road Again!

Destination Healthy Skin is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mobile skin cancer screening and education program. This spring and summer, we’re visiting 23 cities around the United States to provide free skin cancer screenings, educational information and sun protection products. We’re nearly done finalizing our schedule! Our first stop will be in Greenwich, CT on May 6-7. Then we head to New York City on May 10-11 before traveling down the east coast. Learn more here.

April 24-30 Is National Volunteer Week

The deep connection between volunteerism and empathy is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. We’d like to take this time to thank our 157 member dermatologists who’ve volunteered their time and talents to perform free skin cancer screenings for Destination Healthy Skin in the past five years. We will be honoring these volunteers at our Champions for Change Gala on May 12.

Champions for Change Gala

Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Plaza, NYC
6:30 PM EDT

The Champions for Change Gala is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s signature fundraising event, supporting the lifesaving work we do, every day of the year. Tickets are still available. Join us to celebrate hope and progress in the fight against skin cancer. More info

On the Blog

Look Who’s Talking About Early Detection!
From celebrities to social media influencers to dermatologists, here’s a look at who’s joined the conversation about skin cancer early detection.

Spotlight on Early Detection
Three simple words — NEW, CHANGING, UNUSUAL — are the heart of The Big See® skin cancer education initiative.

The Sun Keeps Rising: Why Seniors Can’t Skip UV Protection
The longer people live, the more likely they are to develop skin cancer, and the greater their chances of dying from it. Our expert explains why, and what you can do to prevent it.

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?
Certain types of skin are at greater risk for developing sun damage and skin cancer. Do you know your skin type? Take the quiz and find out!

Women’s Health Month Survey

May is also Women’s Health Month. To help drive awareness, we are teaming together with health organizations in the Know Where to Go; Know What to Do Coalition to gather and share important insights into women’s health.

If you’re interested in participating, please complete this anonymous 3-minute Women's Health Survey. Your voice makes a difference, and these insights gathered from women across America will be shared by the coalition in May, during Women’s Health Month.

Community Corner: Follow Us on TikTok!

Do you TikTok? We do too! Check out The Skin Cancer Foundation’s TikTok videos about skin cancer, early detection and sun protection. Here’s one of our favorites:

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