Rite Aid to launch sixth annual Healthy Skin Tour

Tour to visit 50 stores, promote skin health and skin cancer awareness

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is sending out a customized 38-ft. van to 50 stores around the country as part of a campaign to promote skin care.

The retail pharmacy chain announced Monday the start of the Road to Healthy Skin Tour, which it is sponsoring on behalf of the Skin Cancer Foundation to coincide with Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The tour is in its sixth year and will visit Rite Aid stores in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West.

The tour will start on May 14 and run through August, offering free, full-body skin cancer screenings at stores and offering education about prevention and detection. Since its 2008 inception, the tour has detected nearly 7,000 suspected cancers and precancers, including nearly 300 cases of melanoma.

"By bringing free screenings like these into the communities we serve, Rite Aid is affirming its commitment to supporting customers' long-term health goals and continuing its transformation into a network of neighborhood health and wellness destinations," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said.

 

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