Since its inception in 1985, millions have been educated about the importance of sun protection and early cancer detection through the AAD SPOTme® skin cancer screening program. In 2014, the program was expanded through a generous donation by Bristol-Myers Squibb. As a result, countless lives have been saved by identifying melanomas in their earliest, most treatable stage.
Members who volunteer are critical to the success of this life-saving program. To date, dermatologists have conducted more than 2.5 million skin cancer screenings and have detected more than 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 29,000 suspected melanomas.
Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your community by volunteering for one of the SPOTme® skin cancer screening program events listed below. Together, we can influence positive behavior change to improve public health.
SPOTme® with your own skin cancer screening event
Host a free screening event in your area. The AAD will equip you with free screening forms and skin cancer handouts, as well as advertise your event on the AAD’s website and toll-free hotline.
To host or volunteer for a screening event, contact Yvonne Urbikas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPOTme® with Latino Outreach
Work with the AAD and the Ventanillas de Salud to bring awareness, education and skin cancer screenings to the underserved population of Latino outdoor workers. Current screening venues include San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, or Phoenix.
SPOTme® with AAD driven screenings targeting specific audiences
Help the AAD raise skin cancer awareness, provide public education, and offer free skin cancer screenings to targeted audiences who may be at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. The screenings take place year round in a variety of locations and venues.