Actress Marcia Cross to Spearhead Olay Cancer Awareness
Actress Marcia Cross will be the spokesperson for this year's Skin Cancer Takes Friends free skin cancer screening program sponsored by Olay. (PRNewsFoto/Procter & Gamble, Jeff Bark) May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
If anyone should know about the topic, it's fair-skinned beauty Marcia Cross
. Two of the "Desperate Housewives" actress' family members have dealt with melanoma. And with pale skin like hers, you know that Cross is a daily suncreen user. Olay and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) have announced that Cross will be the official spokesperson for their "Skin Cancer Takes Friends" campaign, which includes free cancer screenings around the country. Dermasurgeons who volunteer with the campaign will provide free skin cancer screenings during May, June, and July. The goal is early detection, when cancer is not necessarily recognizable to the layperson, but is at its most treatable stage. One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Starting April 1st, more information on the "Skin Cancer Takes Friends" campaign -- including how to find a free screening near you -- can be found online at skincancertakesfriends.org