July 15-20, 2018

Join the next adventure for Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! in Alaska and help the American Academy of Dermatology create a world without skin cancer.

WHY ALASKA: We're dispelling the myth that people with darker skin color are not at risk for skin cancer. Did you know that Alaska Native/American Indian men are of the top minority groups likely to be diagnosed with Melanoma? Raising skin cancer awareness and providing access to preventive programs and services help save lives!

You make the difference!

All hikers must raise and/or donate a minimum of $10,000. Through your support, you will help the AAD reduce skin cancer rates by:


Providing free skin cancer screenings. More than 2.5 million free skin cancer screenings have been performed and nearly 29,000 melanomas have been detected to-date.


Funding permanent shade structures for schools and non-profits. More than 350 structures have been built, each structure providing sun protection to as many as 210,000 people annually.


Educating millions of Americans about the importance of skin cancer awareness. Media and social media campaigns provide the public with tips and instructions on how to prevent and detect skin cancer.

Join this epic adventure today and help us tell Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!


Contact or call Crystal Hernandez at 847.240.1748




In 2014, Dr. Ellen Marmur and her team climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for the first Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! event

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The journey with Dr. Marmur continued in 2017 with a trek to the end of the world in Patagonia, Chile

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Katie Couric joins Dr. Marmur in telling Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!

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The Dr. Oz Show tells Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!