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Healthy Skin Tour Highlights Importance of Early Detection

For the eighth consecutive year, Rite Aid partnered with the Skin Cancer Foundation to sponsor the “Road to Healthy Skin Tour,” to provide free, private skin cancer screenings to the public with the help of local volunteer dermatologists. From June 29 through the end of August, the tour visited 37 Rite Aid locations in Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Watch as the Tour visits a Harrisburg, Pa., store to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and provide free skin cancer screenings.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation’s eighth annual “Road to Healthy Skin Tour” offered free skin cancer screenings to patients at 37 Rite Aid stores in the Mid-Atlantic.

During this year’s tour, nearly 950 patients received full body and potentially life-saving skin cancer screenings from the comfort and privacy of one of the two exam rooms in the tour’s customized 38-foot recreational vehicle.  Besides early detection, the tour also aims to raise skin cancer awareness and educate the public about the importance of prevention and early detection.

New for this year, visitors learned about Receutics Active Skin Repair, a new line of over-the-counter, dermatologically tested skincare products, developed exclusively for Rite Aid. The 10-piece line offers affordable, effective treatment for many common skincare conditions including acne clearing, therapeutic relief, sun care and anti-aging. Receutics is available in over 500 stores, including Rite Aid locations throughout the tour, and online at www.receutics.com.

“Offering unique health and wellness opportunities, such as skin cancer screenings, to our patients in the communities we serve is a top priority at Rite Aid,” said Tammy Royer, Rite Aid senior vice president of pharmacy operations. “Rite Aid is proud to continue its sponsorship of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour as we work together to potentially save lives and offer valuable education on skin cancer prevention to our communities.”

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The 2015 Tour offered convenient and free skin cancer screenings to Rite Aid customers during its visit to a Rite Aid in Harrisburg, Pa.

Since 2008, the Road to Healthy Skin Tour has screened more than 21,000 people and detected more than 9,000 suspected cancers and precancers—including nearly 380 suspected melanomas. Over its eight years, the Tour has traveled more than 188,000 miles, winding its way across the United States on its mission to provide easy access to 10-minute screenings that can potentially save lives.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, received additional support from Novartis Pharmaceuticals