August is Summer Sun Safety Month, and we want to give you the information you need to keep your skin safe and healthy during summertime and throughout the year.
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August Newsletter
Vol. 8 | August 2023

August is Summer Sun Safety Month, and we want to give you the information you need to keep your skin safe and healthy during summertime and throughout the year.  

Your best way to keep the rays at bay is sun-protective clothing. It’s also the simplest way to stay safe; unlike sunscreen, you never need to reapply. But that’s not all – we recommend a complete sun protection strategy that includes shade breaks, using broad-spectrum sunscreen, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.  

Make this strategy a daily habit, and you can prevent most skin cancers and sun damage to your skin. Here’s some more helpful information: 

Dr. Sarnoff Says

Sign & Share the Petition

Time is running out! As of August 10, more than 5,000 people have signed the petition. We need 2,500 more signatures by August 31 to reach our 7,500 goal before we send the petition to Washington, DC.

You can help.  

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Skin Cancer Awareness Day at Yankee Stadium  

Join us for Skin Cancer Awareness Day at Yankee Stadium. Fans who buy tickets through this offer will receive an official New York Yankees bucket hat co-branded with The Skin Cancer Foundation logo, and $5 of each ticket sold through the offer will benefit the Foundation. Each ticket also includes a regular sized hot dog and one beverage. 

Free screenings: During the game, complimentary skin cancer screenings will be available on 
the main level concourse between sections 217 and 223. 

Use the button below to get your tickets, free hat, hot dog and drink: 

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Destination Healthy Skin Update: 1,000+ Screenings! 

Our 2023 Destination Healthy Skin free screening and education journey around the country is going strong. The RV has been on the road since May, and as of July 26, our volunteer dermatologists have performed 1,137 free skin cancer screenings, identifying 427 suspected skin cancers and precancers including 24 suspected melanomas. Read the story

Check our schedule to see if we’ll be in a community near you. 

Support the journey: Your gift helps us reach more people and save more lives.  

On the Blog 

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After a Melanoma Diagnosis, Actress Michelle Monaghan Got Serious About Skin Health 

Since she had a melanoma removed more than a decade ago, Michelle Monaghan has been an advocate for skin cancer education, sun protection and speaking up to loved ones. 


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At the Old Ballgame 

Baseball is an American family afternoon tradition, but so is the sunburn that often comes with it. Top tips to keep everyone’s skin protected at the old ballgame. 


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Ask the Expert: Just a Little Tan? 

I occasionally use a tanning bed before a trip or a big event, just to give me a little color. Isn’t that better than lying out in the sun for hours? And doesn’t it give my vitamin D a boost, too? 


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What It’s Like to Get Melanoma At 23: As Told to Refinery29 

“I’m low-key terrified of the sun now.” In June 2022, 23-year-old  Izzy Tomassi, a UK-based fashion blogger and digital content creator, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Here is her story.  


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All Skin Tones Need Sun Protection, Doll! 

Does Barbie have something to teach about the importance of sun protection for all? The Skin Cancer Foundation thinks she does! 


Monthly Giving: Join Our Skin Protection Fund

Join our community of monthly donors and become a member of the Skin Protection Fund (SPF). Your recurring gift will steadily support the lifesaving programs of the Foundation and help us educate the public and the medical community about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment. Learn more and donate here

Community Corner

Our Facebook page provides you with an engaged community where you can interact with skin cancer warriors and caregivers, participate in polls and provide feedback on topics ranging from sun protection to survivorship. Here’s a glimpse of one of our recent conversations.  

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