NBC 10 holds series of free 'Skin Check' screenings

NBC 10 and The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island will be sponsoring a series of skin cancer screenings.

NBC 10 News is teaming up with The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island for the NBC 10 Skin Check.

NBC 10 will be hosting a series of free skin cancer screenings at various locations this summer.

The point of the events is to educate individuals on risk factors for skin cancer and what precautions to take, especially because skin cancer rates have been on the rise in recent years.

"Rhode Island has a higher incidence of melanoma than the national average, and we are afraid that this has to do with unsafe sun behaviors," said Dr. Thomas Ruenger of Roger Williams Medical Center.

The events are open to the public. Screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.


CANCELED Friday, Aug. 19: Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., NBC 10 Volley for Buddies, Mulligan's Island, Cranston

Friday, Aug. 26: Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., Scarborough State Beach South, 970 Ocean Road, Narragansett