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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 Recognizes National Cancer Survivors Day (Sunday, June 5th) with Greater Hope for Advanced Melanoma Survival
On the tenth anniversary of the Foundation, Cancer Survivors Day also marks a survivorship milestone for Save
New Cancer Immunotherapy Indication for Canadian Patients with Untreated Metastatic Melanoma
KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) has received approval for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who have
Together, we made it happen! #unBeach raised $15,000!
Thank you to all those who attended Save Your Skin Foundation’s inaugural #unBeach Party on May 18th.
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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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National Cancer Survivors Day – June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life that
National Sun Awareness Week, June 6-12, 2016
National Sun Awareness Week is designed to highlight the dangers of over-exposure
#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
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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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