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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. 

Below is a list of the dates and locations for the 2023 Skin Checks. We are partnering with NBC 10 WJAR, Brown Dermatology, Lifespan Community Health Institute, Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island to provide this complimentary service at beaches across the state. No prior registration is required for our events.

If you are interested in volunteering at a Skin Check event, please reach out to Lora Fox at


Skin Checks

Saturday, June 17

RI PrideFest

Downtown Providence

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 29

Scarborough State Beach North


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Friday, July 14

Roger Wheeler State Beach


1:00 - 3:00 PM

Friday, August 11

Easton's Beach


1:00 - 3:00 PM

Friday, July 21

Lincoln Woods State Park


1:00 - 3:00 PM

Friday, August 18

East Matunuck State Beach

East Matunuck

1:00 - 3:00 PM

2019 Highlights


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!

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