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CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid will offer free informational resources in its stores and online on summer skin care, as well as sponsoring a cross-country tour offering full-body skin cancer screenings, the drug store chain said Wednesday.
Rite Aid is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation for the program, which will last through July. A study published in the June edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated that proper sun protection can keep skin looking younger as well as healthier.
"Skin cancer affects 1-in-5 Americans in their lifetime," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said. "That's why Rite Aid is proud to partner with the Skin Cancer Foundation to spread the message on the importance of prevention."
The retail chain and non-profit group have created a take-home "Skin Care" tip book that covers skin care basics such as sunscreen, regimens for morning and night and how to get enough vitamin D without sun exposure. Meanwhile, the sixth annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour will visit stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Colorado and California.