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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!

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Join our May virtual hike

Together, we’re raising funds and awareness to reduce the incidence of skin cancer. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, virtual hikers joined together to log 9,500 miles in honor of the 9,500 people diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

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Why support Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

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

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Make a donation

Unable to hike with us? You can still help make a difference. You're just a few short steps away from supporting important skin cancer prevention and detection efforts.

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.

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

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, June 2022. More information coming soon!


Thank you to our generous sponsors

The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges support from DermTech, Dermstore, Castle Biosciences, and EltaMD Skincare.

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