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Education and Prevention

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

Patient Support

Support through our online chat forum and monthly meetings with those battling melanoma, their families and loved ones.


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


Save Your Skin Foundation Announces pERC’s Recommendation to Fund Debrafenib (Tafinlar) plus Trametinib (Mekinist) in Canada for Metastatic Melanoma
New Treatments Options are Necessary for Patients to Fight Metastatic Melanoma, the Deadliest form of Skin Cancer VANCOUVER
Register now to our next webinar about skin cancer prevention and early detection with Dermatologist Dr. Carroll
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 – 10am PST, 11am MST, 1pm EST This webinar will be the 5th of our series called “From
Save Your Skin Parters with La Roche Posay for the Skin Checker Event
Save Your Skin Foundation will be at Granville Square, Vancouver from June 9 to June 11 for
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Our Story

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

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Webinar: Prevention and Early Detection of Skin Cancer
June 24, 2015 – 10am PST, 1pm EST This webinar will be the 5th of
EADO – 5th European Post-Chicago Melanoma & Skin Cancer Meeting
June 25-26 2015 – Munich, Germany EADO MUNICH 2015 will be a platform
ESMO ECC15 European Cancer Congress
Vienna, Austria – September 25-29, 2015 The 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European
Society for Melanoma Research Annual Congress
November 18-21, 2015 – San Francisco, California Additional information coming soon.
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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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