Olympic skier, Julia Mancuso shares her story with American Academy of Dermatology

December 16, 2013

"Many people don’t realize they are at risk for skin cancer in the winter, but Julia Mancuso does. She’s a skier on the World Cup circuit and the most decorated Olympic female alpine skier in America. Julia knows skiers are at a higher risk for skin cancer because sunlight is stronger at higher elevations and rays reflect off the snow. “Ever since I was a little girl, my mom instilled in me the importance of protecting my skin from the sun," she says. "I follow that advice to this day — on the mountain or off.”

She's also passionate about raising awareness of skin cancer because her grandfather and aunt are dermatologists." Watch Video & Read More.