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Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

With the AAD’s Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ you can join a hike in your area or donate to an upcoming hike. This program supports skin cancer screenings, provides grants to install shade structures, and educates communities throughout the U.S. on the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Join the Movement: Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Since 2014, the Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ campaign has helped support AAD's skin cancer prevention and detection programs and services. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference.

Two women taking a selfie while hiking
Why support Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Learn how your support helps the American Academy of Dermatology provide access to skin cancer prevention and educational programs which increase awareness and protect lives.

Group of hikers raising funds for the AAD's Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! program
Hike happenings

See the impact from previous Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ events and join our community of skin cancer warriors by signing-up for one of our next events.

Heartland Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center staff came together and hiked as a group.
Start an event in your community

Are you interested in leading a Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ event in your community? Learn how you can get started today!

Family out for a hike in the woods
Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from participants and donors of Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Collage of people who've submitted skin cancer stories
Share your skin cancer story

Whether you or a loved one has been affected by skin cancer, you have a story to tell that can help others. Sharing your story can provide support for others and help communicate the importance of prevention and early detection.

Get involved

Are you interested in joining the next adventure hike or spearheading a local event in your community? Email us at hike@aad.org to learn more.