Thursday, 2 July 2020

A unique partnership with two leading charities to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and early detection


Skcin, the UK’s leading skin cancer awareness charity is proud to announce an exciting partnership with one of the UK’s leading cancer support charities, Look Good Feel Better. Look Good Feel Better provides free confidence-boosting workshops for women, men and young adults undergoing any type of cancer treatment. These workshops are vital to support the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of people during their treatment pathways. They bring people together, providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for them to bond, share experiences and ultimately make themselves look good and feel better.



Look Good Feel Better is supported by a 3,000 strong team of volunteers from the skincare and beauty sector who help deliver the workshops nationally and Skcin is proud to be supporting volunteers with discounted training sessions on how to further their skill set by learning how to identify the early signs and symptoms of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Skcin’s  MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) accreditation programme was developed by the charity to educate hair, health and beauty industry professionals on the early detection of suspicious lesions to promote the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and save lives. The training has been exceptionally well received by the industry with a growing army of over 13,000 professionals, spanning over 30 professions registered with the programme.

This unique partnership through combined educational intervention allows Look Good Feel Better volunteers to up-skill and provide potentially life-saving knowledge to benefit its workshop beneficiaries and their personal client base - making them powerful advocates in the fight against the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer.

In addition, Skcin will be providing ongoing skin cancer prevention and early detection training to Look Good Feel Better volunteers as part of the charity’s
induction training programme.

Marie Tudor CEO of Skcin said: "In such difficult and uncertain times, it is key smaller charities collaborate to help share and support combined objectives. We are extremely proud to be working alongside Look Good Feel Better who are perfectly placed to help us combat this devastating disease. With almost 90% of skin cancer cases preventable and skin cancer cases up 45% in the last decade, we are committed to embedding skin cancer prevention and early detection into the heart of communities nationwide and this unique partnership provides another foundation to help us achieve this.”

Sarahjane Robertson, CEO of Look Good Feel Better, adds: “Cancer does not stop, whatever other challenges we might face. Every day, people continue to be diagnosed with cancer and it is therefore vital that we all work together to tackle this head on. We are delighted to join Skcin in helping raise awareness and identify possible signs of cancer at the very earliest opportunity. We would like to encourage all our volunteers to take up the training programme to learn potentially life-saving skills.”

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