Living in Harmony with the Sun 2014
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on May 31st to help us celebrate our 9th annual "Living in Harmony with the Sun" event! We screened 71 people and found many potential skin cancers (including 2 deadly melanomas) that may have otherwise gone undiagnosed!
The Desert Museum is one of Arizona’s most popular attractions, teaching how desert animals and humans have adapted to the sun and learned to thrive in the desert environment.
The goal of Living in Harmony with the Sun is to help educate residents and visitors about the dangers of sun exposure, and teach everyone how to enjoy Arizona’s approximately 350 days of sunshine each year without accumulating skin damage.
International Skin Carcinogenesis Conference
The Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) co-hosted the International Skin Carcinogenesis Conference (ISCC) June 5th –8th. This meeting brought together scientists who are at the forefront of understanding the molecular basis for skin cancer development. Featured highlights this year included the most recent and relevant advances in the biological, cellular and molecular changes that occur during skin cancer development. There were also presentations on squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma.
We hosted our 4th Melanoma Walk on Nov. 2, and it was a great day! We had over 400 walkers come out to support the cause, and raised almost $55,000! We also screened 75 people from our community for skin cancer. We can't wait to do it all again next year!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, and everyone who came out to walk for the cause. A great big thanks to all of our wonderful voluteers and screening physicians as well!
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Spirits were high at Melanoma Walk 2013!!!
Benefit Concert at Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant
The Skin Cancer Institute's benefit concert was a success! This exciting event took place on Sunday, Aug. 4 at Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar. There was live music, dinner, drinks, and more—all to benefit the Skin Cancer Institute.
Living in Harmony with the Sun
On June 8, 2013, the University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute joined the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for an afternoon of sun safety and skin cancer awareness. The attendance was amazing for our Eighth Annual Living in Harmony with the Sun event. We screened 76 people and found many potential skin cancers that may have otherwise gone undiagnosed!
See a video from our 2013 event here!
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has been an invaluable partner with the Skin Cancer Institute and has committed to making sun safety a priority for their staff and visitors. To this end, ASDM provides sunscreen dispensers in each bathroom with information about proper application and now provides umbrellas with sun protective fabric provided by SunScape Fashion for guests to use at no cost. We hope to expand our relationship to include permanent sun-related displays and we look forward to forming similar collaborations with other outdoor Tucson venues.
In 2009, the Skin Cancer Institute hosted the very first Melanoma Walk. This year, we had our third melanoma walk. Over 400 walkers came out to help raise money to fight melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. We raised over $44,000! Thanks to community support, volunteers, walkers and walk teams, and our many generous sponsors, the Melanoma Walk continues to be a succes!