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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

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

News

Better Pharmacare Coalition poll reveals British Columbians oppose changes to planned expansion to BC government’s Reference Drug Program
Better Pharmacare Coalition eager to work with government to get it right for patients VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2016
Together, #WeCanICan create awareness of #WorldCancerDay on February 4th!
Together, #WeCanICan create awareness of #WorldCancerDay on February 4th! Save Your Skin Foundation Participates in World Cancer Day
New I’m Living Proof Public Service Announcement
The Save Your Skin Foundation is excited to announce that the new I’m Living Proof public service announcement has been released! It
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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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Events

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Feb
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is a truly global event taking place every year
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Feb
10th Canadian Melanoma Conference
February 19-21 – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada The Canadian Melanoma Conference is Canada’s
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May
Skin Cancer Awareness Month (May)
As the month of May brings melanoma into focus, it’s time to increase
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May
Melanoma Monday
May 2, 2016 The aim of Melanoma Monday is to raise awareness about
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Jan
ASCO Annual Meeting 2016
June 3-7 – Chicago, USA The Annual Meeting brings together 30,000 oncology professionals
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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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