ABOUT SKIN CANCER, TAKE A HIKE!™
An alarming one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
Together, we’re raising funds to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of skin cancer. Our efforts provide free early detection skin cancer screenings, funds to build shade structures where children learn and play, sunscreen dispensers in large outdoor public areas, and education programs on prevention and detection.
We’re building momentum with each passing year. What started as 1 adventure hike has grown to 6 events throughout the country.
Join fellow hikers in your community.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Thanks to our dedicated hikers, AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign has been working in communities across the country to provide skin cancer education, detection, and prevention programs and services.
Provide free skin
More than 2.5 million free skin cancer
screenings have been performed and nearly
29,000 melanomas have been detected,
Fund permanent shade structures
for schools and non-profits
More than 350 structures have been built; each
structure provides sun protection to as many as
600 people daily.
Install sunscreen dispensers in large, outdoor recreation areas
52 sunscreen dispensers were installed in NYC public pools and parks during a pilot program in 2017.
SKIN CANCER BY THE NUMBERS
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans.
It is estimated that one person dies of melanoma every hour.
Approximately 9,500 in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.