Skin Cancer Foundation Touring U.S. in RV

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

The Skin Cancer Foundation is travelling the United States in a 38-foot RV for its Road to Healthy Skin Tour

The tour, now in its third year, provides free, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists, and held its first screening of 2010 on March 29 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The RV, which features two exam rooms, will make an estimated 80 stops in 24 states.

“We hope you’ll be able to stop by for a screening, try some sunscreen samples, or just to pick up a few brochures and say hi,” the Skin Care Foundation says in a release.

Since 2008, 224 dermatologists have donated their time and expertise to provide free full-body skin screenings to over 6,500 people and discovered 116 suspected melanomas. Since melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer the tour has potentially saved over 100 lives. Dermatologists have also found 1,198 suspected actinic keratoses (the most common precancer); 574 suspected basal cell carcinomas, and 189 suspected squamous cell carcinomas.

The American Academy of Dermatology recognized the Road to Healthy Skin Tour’s efforts when it awarded The Skin Cancer Foundation a Gold Triangle in 2009. The Tour has also been featured on both Good Morning America and TODAY.

For more information, check out the official Website (