Sun Protection

Every year multiple DIG chapters facilitate free skin cancer screenings to the community. Here are some resources if your chapter is interested in starting an annual screening program:

The University of Minnesota DIG chapter facilitated a skin screening for the agricultural community at Minnesota FarmFest 2019 – 50 were screened!

Also in 2019, UMN DIG held a skin screening event at the Minnesota State Fair, screening 144 fairgoers and finding 7 suspected skin cancers (6 BCCs and 1 SCC)! It was a fun day of skin checks, sun safety education, and delicious Fair food. At the event, UMN DIG was able to distribute >500 sunscreen samples from the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), 300 sun hats from Coolibar, 36 pairs of iGogs polarized sunglasses, and 2 raffle gift baskets from Vanicream.

We encourage local DIG chapters to host a skin screening event! Visit to find a free skin cancer screening and board-certified dermatologist in your area.

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