Take Action

Feeling inspired? You can make a difference by using the tools below to minimize your skin cancer risk and help support research that can lead to a better world.

Simple ways to protect yourself

Check Yourself

Every month, take a moment to check your skin for anything unusual. If you’re not sure what to look for, use this tool as a guide.

Host a Screening

Interested in hosting a group film screening for your organization or community? Learn how to get started.

Chat with a Doctor

Schedule an annual exam, but also keep an open line with your dermatologist and your primary care provider if you notice anything unusual. The earlier you catch it, the better! Find a dermatologist near you or search for a local skin screening in your area.

Prep and Protect

Protection comes in many shapes and forms. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of 30+ SPF and incorporate it into your daily skin care routine.vi Beyond sunscreen, clothing like pants, long-sleeved shirts, sunglasses and hats also help protect your skin.vii To learn more about ways to stay safe in the sun, visit our Sun Safety 101 page.

Make a Donation

Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is leading the melanoma community to transform melanoma from one of the deadliest cancers to one of the most treatable through research, education and advocacy.

American Academy of Dermatology Association

The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential, and representative dermatology group in the United States and is a leader in reducing the incidence of skin cancer through its SPOT® Skin Cancer Campaign. Click below to make a donation to the program.

About the Film

A poignant and inspiring documentary that follows the personal skin health journeys of seven families.

Sun Safety 101

Uncover the truth about the
sun’s power and impact.