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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

Webinar Notice: Sunscreen 101 on September 1
Choosing the Right Sunscreen With Renée-Claude Lachapelle, Medical Development Specialist, L’Oréal Canada Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12pm EST,
Melanoma Through My Lens Reflection Project
Click image to view and download the e-book. Best viewed in ‘two pages’ mode. My journey started in
Canadians with advanced skin cancer share their disease journey in empowering photo series: Melanoma Through My Lens
Canadians with advanced skin cancer share their disease journey in empowering photo series: Melanoma Through My Lens Campaign
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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

06
Oct
Mountain or Mole Hill? Free Skin Cancer Patient Forum
MOUNTAIN OR MOLE HILL? FREE SKIN CANCER PATIENT FORUM Early detection, Prevention, Current
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
05
Jun
National Cancer Survivors Day – June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life that
06
Jun
National Sun Awareness Week, June 6-12, 2016
National Sun Awareness Week is designed to highlight the dangers of over-exposure
30
Mar
#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
18
May
The unBeach Party
Don’t miss the party of the year at the Vancouver Aquarium on
6:30pm - 9:30pm
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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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