100 million Americans suffer from skin cancers, diseases and disorders

Founded in 1987, American Skin Association works to defeat melanoma and other serious forms of skin disease by...

  • Advancing research
  • Raising public awareness
  • Championing good skin health - particularly among children

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Building a Bridge to Healthy Skin through Research and Education.

Giving Opportunities

Give to ASA = Invest in the future

  • Invest in scientific research to increase understanding of skin diseases and disorders.
  • Invest in children's health through skin education.
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Scientists & Research

2013 RFPs » Grant applications for both targeted and general skin disease research are now being accepted in five areas – melanoma/skin cancer, psoriasis/inflammatory diseases, vitiligo/pigment cell biology, childhood diseases, and quality of life/health services/outcome studies.

Proposals are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Committee on the basis of scientific merit, relevance, and promise.

Educators & Schools

ASA's free education programs provide teachers and students with critical skills and information to maintain healthy skin.

The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy offers comprehensive school-based instruction for Grades K-12.

The Skin You're In addresses topics of interest to preteens and young teens — acne, sun safety and atopic dermatitis.


ASA would like to thank all of those who contributed to the 2014 Spring Gala. ASA is deeply grateful for the generosity of its donors. With the help of its donors, ASA raised a record $860,000.

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