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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.


Job Opportunity: Sun at Work – Sun Safety Advisor
The Sun at Work project is a multi-organizational national initiative with leadership from Ryerson University, in partnership
CADTH Submissions
CADTH Submissions As part of patient advocacy, the Save Your Skin Foundation is one of the few patient advocacy
The Save Your Skin Foundation Story – a nieces perspective
You may have read the Save Your Skin Foundation’s story here…but, as you probably know, everyone has
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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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Melanoma Patient Information Symposium – Montreal
JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre
8:00 am - 12.30 pm
Save your skin patient information session Montreal – QC
JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Save Your Skin patient information session Ottawa – ON
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ONT
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melanoma Patient Event – Abbotsford, British Columbia
Valley Room – Ramada Hotel
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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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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