Our partners

Our initiatives to educate the public on how to prevent and detect skin cancer through local and national events, products, support of research, surveys, and political action depend on the generosity of our partners. Learn about the AAD's SPOT Skin Cancer™ partners below.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

  Bristol-Myers Squibb
In 2014, Bristol-Myers Squibb donated its Melanoma Exposed™ public awareness program to the Academy. This donation, provided through a charitable grant, includes a five-year contribution totaling more than $4 million. The Academy has integrated Melanoma Exposed™ into its national skin cancer screening program and rebranded all of its screenings as SPOT me™, a part of the Academy's larger SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative. Through this initiative, the Academy hopes to teach more people how to spot skin cancer and expand the number of free skin cancer screenings throughout the country. Learn more about the donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Coolibar, Sun Protection You Wear

The AAD is proud to welcome Coolibar as a partner of the SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. Coolibar has produced a SPOT-branded line of UPF 50+ sun-safety shirts for men, women, and children. $10 from the sale of every sun-safety shirt will be donated to support the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign.

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) is a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through awareness, prevention, early detection, research, and advocacy. The American Academy of Dermatology is a core member of the NCSCP and a proud supporter of the Don’t Fry Day campaign.


Annie E. Appleby, skin cancer survivor and founder and CEO of YogaForce LLC, a luxury brand company specializing in yoga and Pilates mats and spa accessories, is dedicated to raising awareness for Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®. In May 2013, YogaForce auctioned a signed yoga mat by The Great Gatsby star Tobey Maguire on eBay. Net proceeds from the winning bid amount was donated to the Academy's skin cancer education, awareness, and prevention programs.

To learn how to become a partner, contact SpotSkinCancer@aad.org.

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