Rite Aid Sponsoring Tour Bringing Free Skin Cancer Exams to Thousands
Thousands of Americans can receive free full-body skin cancer screenings this spring and summer thanks to the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by Aveeno® and Rite Aid. The tour’s 38-foot customized RV is making stops at more than 60 Rite Aid stores in 19 states as it travels across the country.
The tour draws on volunteer expertise of local dermatologists to perform full-body skin cancer screenings, which the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends receiving annually. Since 2008, the tour has screened more than 10,000 people and logged enough miles to twice circle the Earth’s equator.
“We’re proud to have sponsored the Road to Healthy Skin Tour every year since its inaugural journey,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy. “These screenings have undoubtedly saved lives through early detection and are a testament to the power of proactive health care.”
During the past three tours, 3,700 potential skin cancers and pre-cancers were detected including some 200 suspected cases of potentially deadly melanoma. Visitors are screened in one of the RV’s two private exam rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. They also can sample sun protection products and learn about skin cancer prevention and early detection.
Visit www.SkinCancer.org/Tour to view an interactive map of the tour.