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Skin Cancer Screening Kick-off Event Cancelled Because of Inclement Weather

The kick-off event for the Skin Check 10 program of free skin cancer screenings scheduled for today at Narragansett Town Beach has been cancelled because of inclement weather. Today's screening event will be rescheduled.

The remain skin check dates and locations are: Friday, July 14 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.; Easton's Beach (First Beach) 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840 Saturday, July 22 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Lifespan Rising Above Cancer 5k Event 185 Asylum Rd, City Park, Warwick (Near the dog park) Sunday, July 30 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Scarborough State Beach 970 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI 02882 Friday, August 11 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Roger W. Wheeler State Beach (Sand Hill Cove Beach) 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI 02882 Sunday, August 13 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pawtucket Red Sox, McCoy Stadium 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860 (Screening will be outside the main gates to allow community members to attend.) Friday, August 18 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; East Matunuck State Beach 950 Succotash Road, South Kingstown, RI 02881

This list is also posted online at health.ri.gov/cancer/skin.

All screenings will be performed by dermatologists and dermatology residents associated with Brown Dermatology. The first 100 people at each event will be screened. Those who require follow-up will be referred for dermatology consults.

WJAR is the primary sponsor of the events. Other partners include the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Lifespan, Bank Newport, Women & Infants, Women's Dermatologic Society, and the American Cancer Society.

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