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Melanoma Support Resources

To help you through your journey with melanoma, We provide a variety of support services.

Patient Support

support through our online chat forum and monthly meetings to those living with Melanoma, their families and loved ones.


Fundraising is vital for our foundation. It allows us to continue to provide the types of services that we offer.


Team Save Your Skin
Team Save Your Skin is a sports fundraising team – members are Save Your Skin Foundation Champions! Throughout
First Randomized Study Evaluating Opdivo (nivolumab)+Yervoy (ipilimumab) Regimen Demonstrates Superior Efficacy Versus Yervoy Alone in Patients with Previously Untreated Advanced Melanoma
Opdivo+Yervoy regimen achieves objective response rate of 61%, including a 22% complete response rate, in previously untreated,
Register now to our next webinar on Survivorship with Kathy Barnard!
Thursday April 30th, 2015 – 9:45 PST, 10:45 MST, 12:45 EST This webinar will be the 4th of our
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Our Story

The Save Your Skin Foundation was created by family, friends, and colleagues of Founder Kathy Barnard. Kathy is currently fighting her own battle with melanoma. The Foundation started with the dream of Kathy’s sister Rose. One day as Rose was running through the beautiful trails of North Vancouver, she knew it was time to take action. The family had been through a stressful few years trying to find information on melanoma treatments and research and discovered that there was not much current information available.

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Webinar: Surviving Melanoma: A Discussion on Survivorship
Thursday April 30th, 2015 – 9:45 PST, 10:45 MST, 12:45 EST This webinar will
Symposium (in French): Youth and Cancer
Montreal, QC – May 15, 2015 More information to come – keep posted!
Hot Lucy – Save Your Skin Fundraiser Event
The Media Club, Vancouver, BC – May 21st, 2015 – 8pm As the last
8pm - 12am
American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO)
Chicago – May 29-June 2, 2015 The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together more
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The Facts

Below is an overview about melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, your risk of getting the disease, and how you can prevent it. Also see our Quick Facts page.

  • Your Skin
  • Detection
  • The Sun and Your Skin
  • Skin Cancer Self Exam
  • Types of Skin Cancer
  • Follow-Up and Monitoring
  • Types of Melanoma
  • UV Index

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