The Partnership's core mission to reduce the burden of cancer in Rhode Island is put into effect through our annual skin cancer screenings. These screenings, or skin checks, are held throughout the state during the summer season, which is a time when people are more often exposed to the sun and its harmful rays.
In 2019, we partnered with NBC 10 WJAR, Brown Dermatology, Lifespan, Rhode Island Department of Health, BankNewport, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and United Way of Rhode Island to provide this complimentary service at seven beaches across the state. All screenings were performed by dermatologists affiliated with Brown Dermatology for the first 100 people at each event. Those who required a follow-up were referred for dermatology consults. No prior registration is required for our events.
Below are some highlights and a song that our Director wrote and performed!
Total Number of People Screened
Total Number of People with Suspected Melanoma
Total Number of Recommended Biopsies
Total Number of People with Suspected Non-Melanoma
Total Number of Suspected Skin Cancers
Total Number of Suspected Precancers
State Sunscreen Dispenser Campaign
We partnered with Raw Elements USA, the State of Rhode Island, and South County Dermatology this past summer to launch complimentary certified natural, environmentally-safe sunscreen dispensers at all state beaches and parks across the state. These dispensers provide sunscreen to protect residents, tourists, and employees from harmful UV rays. Learn more about the program by watching the video below!