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Education and Prevention

Promotion of sun safety education, skin cancer awareness and prevention.

Patient Support

One-on-one support through Founder Kathy Barnard, and support from other patients and survivors through Save Your Skin’s I’m Living Proof initiative.


Fundraising is vital to our foundation. It allows us to continue providing support to patients and running sun safety initiatives.


Save Your Skin Foundation is Creating a Healthier and More Sun Safe Canada
May is Melanoma Awareness Month and the Canadian Foundation will roll out initiates across the country to
Save Your Skin Foundation’s Kathleen Barnard Wins B.C. Community Achievement Award
Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, today named this year’s
Get Ready to Beat the Heat at unBeach!
Save Your Skin Foundation’s unBeach Party will raise funds for skin disease and skin cancers on Wednesday, May 18th at
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Our Story

The Save Your Skin Foundation was created by North Vancouver resident Kathy Barnard and her friends, family, and colleagues. Kathy was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma in 2003, and though her treatments are finished, she continues to fight melanoma. Save Your Skin’s immediate goals are to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, to provide melanoma patients with access to information about trial drugs, emotional and financial support, and to provide support to the new wave of melanoma survivors that is beginning to emerge due to the success of trial treatments.

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#NotJustSkinCancer Let’s change the conversation together and shed some light on melanoma.
Let’s change the conversation together and shed some light on melanoma. #NotJustSkinCancer This
The unBeach Party
Don’t miss the party of the year at the Vancouver Aquarium on
6:30pm - 9:30pm
February 26, 2016 12pm EST | 10am MST | 9am PST With new
10th Canadian Melanoma Conference
February 19-21 – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada The Canadian Melanoma Conference is Canada’s
Skin Cancer Awareness Month (May)
As the month of May brings melanoma into focus, it’s time to increase
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The Facts

Below is an overview of 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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