Free Skin Cancer Screening Tour: How Five Minutes Can Save Your Life

You know how passionate we are about SPF and suncare here at Temptalia, so it should come as no surprise that we want to do our part in raising awareness and spreading the word about the Skin Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign.

WHAT: The official ribbon cutting by Dr. Perry Robins for the launch of Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO and Rite Aid will take place in front of the Tour’s 38-foot customized RV. Free full body skin cancer screenings by board-certified dermatologists will be offered in a private room inside the RV for the public. Guiding Light actors will also be stopping by to receive screenings.

WHERE: Union Square 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West

WHEN: Friday, May 2nd, 12:00 – 3:00

WHY: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases diagnosed annually across the country. Skin cancer is also the most preventable and curable form of cancer if it is detected early. This kick-off is the first stop of the Tour which will visit more than 50 cities at 100 different locations across the country to educate people about the importance of an annual skin check with their doctor, and get the message out that it is crucial for everyone, no matter their skin color, to practice sun safety. More than 10,000 people are expected to be screened during the entire tour.

“Many people don’t know that they should get a yearly skin exam. The goal of this tour is to educate the public about skin cancer and encourage people to schedule regular skin screenings,” said Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Caught in the early stages, skin cancer is almost always curable.”

The Road to Healthy Skin Tour will kick off in New York City in early May and run through the fall. The tour is expected to screen more than 10,000 people and will visit more than 50 cities at 100 different locations across the country. The screenings will take place in one of two private rooms and are quick, easy and potentially life-saving. The tour will provide printed informational materials and sunscreen samples to help protect skin.

Take a look at their schedule to see when they’ll be in your community!