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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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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.
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!