Join AVEENO, Rite Aid, and The Skin Cancer Foundation on the Road To Healthy Skin Tour


AVEENO is offering free skin cancer screenings all across America, during The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour this year. Since 2008, more than 300 dermatologists have donated their time and expertise to provide skin cancer screenings to more than 10,000 people in their local communities—and if you want to be one of them, you can! Just check the schedule in the widget below:

By partnering up with Rite Aid and The Skin Cancer Foundation, the AVEENO tour bus will make approximately 80 stops in 24 states. The tour bus is a state-of-the-art, 38-foot customized RV with two exam rooms. Pretty cool, huh? The best part though—it’s TOTALLY FREE. The Tour, now in its fourth year, provides free full-body skin exams by local volunteer dermatologists—and they are making a huge difference.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation…

Over the past three years, our volunteer dermatologists have discovered nearly 200 suspected melanomas, potentially saving many lives. In addition, these doctors have found 2,202 suspected actinic keratoses (the most common pre-cancer); 970 suspected basal cell carcinomas, and 362 suspected squamous cell carcinomas. They have also helped educate the public about enjoying sun safe lifestyles, as well as the importance of doing self-exams and having annual dermatological check-ups.

Those are some staggering stats, aren’t they? I’ve had experience with people I love having skin cancer, so I can’t encourage you to take part in this enough! For more info, check out the Tour page. If you’re in Southern California this week, you’re in luck—the Tour is likely in your area! But if you’re not, don’t worry…just check the schedule for the date/location closest to you. This goes beyond just wearing sunscreen, so please get checked!

Disclosure: My role as an Aveeno brand ambassador is an un-paid position. I have received products and gifts from the brand to help me in that role. All opinions remain unbiased and mine alone.

 

  • Justin Jackson

    I have absolutely no symptoms! I am 67 years old and my doctor always ordered an annual PSA. This year it showed up elevated for the first time. A subsequent biopsy revealed a Gleason 9 tumor confined to the prostate gland. I had a bone scan which showed no evidence of spreading, so apparently it was caught early. I was then placed on Lupron injections which dropped my PSA from 6.5 to 0.4. Next week I start on radiation therapy with the very latest equipment which uses photon radiation rather than x-ray and it has an extremely accurate aiming system. I can’t remember what the equipment is called, but it is the very latest-and expensive, I’m told. I am a strong supporter of PSA screening because I believe with the aggressiveness of my cancer I would not have had any symptoms until it had already spread.

  • Amber

    Justin, I’m so glad you had yours caught so soon! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • adriana

    is this coming to NYC anytime?

  • Amber

    Adriana, it looks like they made a NY stop in May when I just looked at the schedule. Check the widget because it’s possible they’ll add dates!

  • http://www.whitesays.wordpress.com Dee

    This is really meaningful and a nice service to the community :)
    Would be interesting to find out my results too!
    We only have those buses for health check-ups in S’pore though… good to know this newsy bit!

    <3 Dee