Public health partnership: Skin cancer awareness and prevention
A world without skin cancer is an achievable goal and the American Academy of Dermatology is committed to reducing the incidence of and mortality from skin cancer. Public education is the key. Learn how you can partner with the AAD to educate the public about how to reduce their risk of skin cancer, how to spot skin cancer, and how behavior change can ultimately save lives.
Your support helps provide access to shade structures, free skin cancer screenings, valuable public education and awareness campaigns, online resources, advocacy efforts, and supporting research.
Skin Cancer Screenings
Free Skin Cancer Screenings is the AAD’s signature program to combat the prevalence of skin cancer diagnosis and reduce mortality rates. AAD members volunteer their time to perform skin cancer screenings for the public. As skin care experts, the AAD is uniquely positioned to educate the public about skin cancer and motivate individuals to make positive behavior changes to prevent and detect skin cancer. The core message of the initiative — Prevent. Detect. Live.™ — empowers individuals to monitor their skin’s health and seek out dermatologic care. SPOT Skin Cancer™ provides an overarching framework for our public awareness, education, outreach, and humanitarian programs.
The Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative is leading the fight against skin cancer. Your support helps provide access to shade structures, free skin cancer screenings, valuable public education and awareness campaigns, online resources, advocacy efforts, and supporting research.
Recognition on materials and AAD.org is based on the level of support.
Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™
A participant-driven fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. Teams comprised of AAD member dermatologists, their office staff, patients and families, companies, and the public register online at aad.org/SCTAH, pledging the number of miles they will complete during the month of November and raising awareness and funds for the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. Corporate teams can also be formed by gathering employees virtually together for this worthy cause. AAD counts on the involvement of corporate supporters in national events like this one to provide free skin cancer screenings, shade structures for children, sunscreen dispensers in public parks, and public education programs on how to prevent and detection skin cancer.
Based on the level of support, recognition may include logo placement on website and email campaigns, opportunity to participate in virtual swag bag, inclusion in Academy press release and Aspire magazine, and more.
|Shade Structure Grant Program||The AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. Nearly 400 shade structures have been built shading over 3,000,000 individuals.|
Recognition may include logo recognition on a permanent sign near a shade structure and an invitation to the dedication ceremony if the grantee would like to host one.
|Multiple supporters, starting at $10,000.||Available|
Interested in partnering with the AAD?
Contact the Academy's Corporate and Foundation Relations team at CorporateTeam@aad.org.