Schedule Your Skin Cancer Screening!

By Amy Meadows

BSA - May Best Health 2With May being National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Monday, May 4 being recognized as Melanoma Monday by the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer awareness should be at the forefront of your mind this month. To help you stay on top of your own skin health, be proactive and check out one of these local community screenings and events. It could make all the difference.

SPOT me Skin Cancer Screening 

Presented by the American Academy of Dermatology

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Emory University, Radiation Oncology Department, Decatur

Details: Screenings are free, walk-ins welcome, (404) 501-3295, aad.org

SPOT me Skin Cancer Screening

Presented by the American Academy of Dermatology

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery, Tucker

Details: Screenings are free, walk-ins welcome, (404) 296-8000, aad.org, info@atlantadermatologyexperts.com

Northside Hospital-Atlanta Skin Cancer Screening 

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Cancer Center, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA

Details: Screenings are free but reservations are required. It’s recommended that you wear shorts and a T-shirt, and adults and children are welcome. (404) 531-4444. northside.com/healthscreenings

SPOT me Skin Cancer Screening 

Presented by the American Academy of Dermatology

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Peachtree Road Farmers

Details: Screenings are free, walk-ins welcome, (404) 365-1078, aad.org

Northside Hospital-Forsyth Skin Cancer Screening 

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: TBD

Details: Screenings are free, but reservations are required. It’s recommended that you wear shorts and a T-shirt, and adults and children are welcome. (404) 531-4444, northside.com/healthscreenings

Miles for Melanoma Savannah 

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Daffin Park

Details: This run/walk in Savannah starts at 8:30 and costs $30 for adults, $20 for participants ages 6 to 30, and free for children under 5. melanoma.org

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