Annual skin cancer tour kicks off

March 2, 2011

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour hits the road again this month.

New York - The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour hits the road again this month.

For the fourth consecutive year, the tour will travel across the country, making about 85 stops in 25 states. At each stop, people are invited to visit the foundation’s specially equipped RV to receive a free full-body skin cancer screening performed by local dermatologists who donate their services to the effort. In the past three years, the Road to Healthy Skin Tour has traveled nearly 60,000 miles to 250 locations nationwide, screening more than 10,000 people and dispersing skin cancer information to the public.

More than 3,700 potential skin cancers and precancers have been discovered, including 199 suspected melanoma cases, according to the foundation.

Dermatologists interested in volunteering to screen patients when the tour reaches their area can call the foundation’s Veronica Barlow at (212) 725-5176, extension 111, or e-mail her at vbarlow@skincancer.org. Doctors also can sign up at www.SkinCancer.org/Tour and view a tour schedule there.