For the eighth consecutive year, Rite Aid is serving as the presenting sponsor of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, which started Monday.
The tour runs through late August and offers free private screenings to the public with the help of local dermatologist volunteers. It will visit Rite Aid locations in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
"Offering unique health and wellness opportunities, such as skin cancer screenings, to our patients in the communities we serve is a top priority at Rite Aid," Dan Miller, Rite Aid senior vice president of pharmacy operations, said. "Rite Aid is proud to continue its sponsorship of The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour as we work together to potentially save lives and offer valuable education on skin cancer prevention to our communities."
Since 2008, the Road to Healthy Skin Tour has screened more than 20,000 people, and detected more than 8,500 suspected cancers and pre-cancers.
"We are very thankful for Rite Aid's continued support, which allows us to bring the Road to Healthy Skin Tour to communities for the eighth consecutive year," Skin Cancer Foundation President Perry Robins said. "Since skin cancer is highly curable when diagnosed and treated early, the tour plays a crucial role, potentially saving thousands of lives."