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The Skin Cancer Foundation’s “Destination Healthy Skin” RV is parked in Sundance on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Harrison Epstein, Daily Herald

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Glenn Snow, left, and his son Mason fill out paperwork in the Skin Cancer Foundation’s “Destination Healthy Skin” RV in Sundance on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Harrison Epstein, Daily Herald

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Books and informational pamphlets provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation are displayed in the “Destination Healthy Skin” RV in Sundance on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Harrison Epstein, Daily Herald

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Neck gaiters provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation are stored in the “Destination Healthy Skin” RV in Sundance on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Harrison Epstein, Daily Herald














While hundreds of people spent their weekend floating and kayaking down the Provo River, or mountain biking through Provo Canyon, a group of volunteer medical professionals in a multicolored recreational vehicle provided free skin cancer screenings.

Glenn Snow and his son Mason, both Pleasant Grove residents, were spending the day at the Sundance Mountain Resort before noticing the RV in the parking lot. “My boy saw it and was like, ‘Let’s go do that!’”

The mobile program, run by the Skin Cancer Foundation, is spending the summer going across the country in their RV, partnering with local dermatologists and doctors and offering free cancer screenings.

The team scheduled over 25 stops between May and September, with time in Utah on Saturday and Sunday.

According to Amy Vickers with the Skin Cancer Foundation, screening typically take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with each screening taking around five minutes, meaning a maximum of around 50 screenings per physician per day.

“Early detection saves lives, ’cause you can just get a mole frozen off and removed versus if it’s somewhere and you don’t know it’s there — it could cause a lot of problems,” she said. “We have this program just to help educate.”

Providing screenings on Saturday and Sunday was Dr. Jessica Donigan, a dermatologist in Salt Lake City and assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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