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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

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

News

IDPOC 2015 ATTRACTS DELEGATES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO VANCOUVER FOR FIRST EVER CONFERENCE FOR DERMATOLOGY RELATED PATIENT ORGANIZATIONS
IDPOC (International Dermatology Patient Organization Conference) takes place in conjunction with the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology
SAVE YOUR SKIN FOUNDATION HOSTS BENEFIT CONCERT DURING MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH
Tickets are now on sale for the event, which features popular local bands Hot Lucy and Apollo’s
Save Your Skin Foundation to Increase Skin Cancer Awareness in May for Melanoma Month
The Canadian Foundation will roll out initiates across the country to bring critical awareness to the disease VANCOUVER,
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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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Events

15
May
Symposium (in French): Youth and Cancer
Montreal, QC – May 15, 2015 More information to come – keep posted!
21
May
Hot Lucy – Save Your Skin Fundraiser Event
The Media Club, Vancouver, BC – May 21st, 2015 – 8pm As the last
8pm - 12am
29
May
American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO)
Chicago – May 29-June 2, 2015 The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together more
04
Jun
Formula Peel – Canada
From June 4 to June 7 this year, Montreal’s Peel Street will
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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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