Destination Healthy Skin set for Arizona
Walgreens has joined The Skin Cancer Foundation on the road this year in support of its Destination: Healthy Skin Program – a national effort to educate consumers about the importance of effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention, and the importance of early detection. During the nationwide program, which will take place in Arizona at the Tempe Public Library June 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, local residents will have the opportunity to enter an innovative, customized RV with two private exam rooms where board-certified dermatologists will provide free full-body skin cancer screenings.
This year for the first time, the Foundation will also offer participants the opportunity to have a high-tech facial image scan to examine sub-surface sun damage, utilizing the Canfield® Reveal imager system. In addition, Walgreens beauty experts and pharmacists will be on hand to educate visitors on the importance of sun protection, distribute sunscreen samples, share best beauty products with SPF, offer best practices to treat sunburns and more.
“Destination: Healthy Skin RV has provided more than 2,000 free skin cancer screenings over the past two years,” said Lani Ferguson, a Walgreens beauty expert in Phoenix. “As a result, over 85 volunteer dermatologists identified more than 550 suspected skin cancers, while thousands of pedestrians learned about prevention and early detection.”
The 2019 Destination: Healthy Skin program is made possible in part by generous support from Walgreens, EMD Serono and Pfizer, Shiseido and Genentech, a member of the Roche group.
For more information, visit www.destinationhealthyskin.org.