On Saturday, September 29, more than 200 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their families and friends hiked four miles at Busse Woods in Chicago as part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” campaign. Together, they raised more than $41,000 to benefit the American Academy of Dermatology’s skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.
In addition to the Chicago event—which was generously supported by national sponsors Coppertone, Endo Pharmaceuticals, The Allergan Foundation and EltaMD and local sponsors Derick Dermatology, Arlington Dermatology, DuPage Medical Group, Pinnacle Dermatology, Rush University Medical Center and 101.9 THE MIX—four other Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! fundraising events are scheduled for 2018:
- Saturday, Nov. 3 – Atlanta
- Saturday, Nov. 10 – Phoenix
- Saturday, Nov. 10 – San Diego
- Saturday, Nov. 10 – Las Vegas
To learn more or to donate, visit www.aad.org/SCTAH.
Image of Skin Cancer, Take a Hike Participants (2017) courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology