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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 provides sunscreen dispensers to communities throughout the U.S. Every step is a step towards a world without skin cancer. So step on it!

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
Dolomites, Italy - July 17-24, 2022

Are you interested in pushing your physical limits while supporting a great cause? Our multi-day destination event might be for you. Join us and take on the Dolomites in Italy while raising awareness and resources for skin cancer prevention.

Family out for a hike in the woods
New Orleans, Louisiana - August 6, 2022

Spearheaded by local resident and student, Adelaide Jackson, the goal of our initiative is to mobilize the Community of New Orleans to help spread the message of skin cancer prevention and detection, while also raising live-saving funds.

Heartland Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center staff came together and hiked as a group.
2021 virtual event wrap-up report

Together we made an impact in the lives of patients and in communities across the country. See how our last virtual hike event made a difference. (PDF download)

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.

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