Skin Cancer Awareness Month May 2022 Newsletter

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Starting on #MelanomaMonday and throughout the month, we’re shining a spotlight on the world’s most common cancer. Visit our website for everything you need to know, including accurate, medically reviewed skin cancer information, images and videos. Get started here:

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, you’ll see trending stories about risk factorsprevention and early detection. Join the conversation and help save lives. There are more ways than ever to get involved:

Join the #SkinCheckChallenge. First, check your skin from head to toe. Then, post a photo or video of your skin check and share it online with #SkinCheckChallenge. Then, invite two friends to do it too.

Dr. Sarnoff Says

Skin Cancer Awareness Month is our chance to capture the attention of people who think skin cancer is not a big deal
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Destination Healthy Skin Hits the Road!

Destination Healthy Skin, our annual mobile education and free screening program kicks off on May 6 in Connecticut. The program is designed to save lives by educating the public about the importance of skin cancer early detection as well as effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention. Inside the Destination Healthy Skin RV, local volunteer dermatologists provide free full-body skin cancer screenings in private exam rooms. This spring and summer, we’re visiting 23 cities around the United States.

Check our schedule for dates and places.

May 27 Is #DontFryDay!

The Friday before Memorial Day is designated as “Don’t Fry Day,” an initiative launched by The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to encourage everyone to practice small steps to sun safety as you head outdoors to kick off the summer season. 

Don't Fry Day

Get Your 2022 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

Our annual magazine provides the latest info on skin cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, with advice from top experts as well as personal stories from those who have experienced skin cancer.

You’ll find a selection of Journal articles on our blog. You can also download a free PDF copy from our store.

On the Blog

Skin cancer survivors and caregivers share, in their own powerful words, what it’s like to live with and beyond skin cancer. Their goal is to educate about the dangers of the disease and give hope to the newly diagnosed.

Ask the Expert: Why Have Your “ABCDEs” for the Warning Signs of Melanoma Changed?

In the ABCDEs of melanoma, “dark” may be an even more important warning sign than “diameter” and deserves more awareness.

Back to Basics: Understanding the World’s Most Common Cancer
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to get back to basics. Here’s a quick refresher on the major types of skin cancer: how they form, what they look like and their prognoses.

4 Skin Conditions That Can Affect Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment
Millions of Americans are battling skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and melasma. Although bothersome, these conditions are usually harmless and manageable through ongoing treatment. Can these skin problems make it harder to spot a potential skin cancer?

2022 Champions for Change Gala
Thursday, May 12 | 6:30 PM
The Plaza, NYC

Our biggest night of the year, the Champions for Change Gala, takes place during Skin Cancer Awareness Month and fuels the work we do every day of the year. You can help us by spreading the word and supporting our work in the following ways:

Give Monthly

An automatic, monthly gift is an easy and efficient way to make the biggest impact in the fight against skin cancer. Reliable, ongoing support from committed champions like you sustain our lifesaving educational programs, free skin cancer screenings and research grants. Make a monthly gift and join our community of monthly donors who are committed to advancing our mission, year-round. Monthly donors will receive a complimentary copy of our annual Skin Cancer Foundation Journal that highlights our programs and events and the donors and volunteers who support them.


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