Academy protects revelers’ skin at White House Fourth of July celebration
The AADA joined the White House’s Fourth of July Celebration and partnered with the White House Cancer Moonshot team to distribute AAD-branded sunscreen, lip balm, and informational flyers on sun safety and skin cancer to guests. Attendees were eager to receive sunscreen on the 90-plus degree and sunny day in Washington, D.C., and learn about practicing safe sun care. White House guests included military families, pediatric patients, and others.
The Office of the First Lady and the Office of the Cancer Moonshot Engagement invited the Academy to participate; the Academy has been working with the White House on strategies for increasing skin cancer awareness and prevention. The Academy shared its mission and encouraged the public to help prevent skin cancer, emphasizing to attendees that it is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., affecting 1 in 5 Americans.