Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A New York Giants helmet on the field before the first half against the Chicago Bears at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Giants Lead Charge Against Melanoma


The NY Giants have been busy this off season getting educated about melanoma. New for this season, all New York Giants players and coaching staff received a skin cancer screening as part of their annual physical.

But the Giants’ commitment to early melanoma detection goes deeper than just the players—they’re also teaming up with Melanoma Exposed™ to bring a second free skin cancer screening event to their fans on August 29th before the preseason rematch against New England.

Leading the charge is former QB-great Phil Simms. Simms, a skin cancer survivor, teamed up with the campaign to create this PSA encouraging fans to get screened for melanoma. Also check out these messages from current Giants players discussing the importance of early detection.

New York is estimated to have the third highest number of new cases of melanoma of any state. The national awareness campaign Melanoma Exposed is designed to educate Americans about melanoma and its risk factors, and to encourage people to take a more active role in their skin health. To date the campaign has screened more than 1,000 individuals at professional football stadiums across the country; back in May, over 400 free skin cancer screenings were performed during the Giant’s 5K Run of Champions and several potential melanomas were identified. Please visit: www.melanomaexposed.com/events for more details

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