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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

Important Patient Survey on New Therapy: Help get new treatments approved in Canada
Patient Survey on New Therapy: Opdivo + Yervoy in combination, for treatment-naïve adult patients with advanced (unresectable
IMPORTANT NEW CANCER TREATMENTS APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA MARRED BY MAJOR PROVINCIAL REALITY DISCONNECT FOR PATIENTS
Patient access to innovative new cancer treatments seriously limited by provincial funding recommendations across Canada TORONTO – NOVEMBER
Save Your Skin Celebrates #GivingTuesday in Canada
On November 29th, Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada! A compliment to Black Friday and Cyber Monday,
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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

29
Nov
Giving Tuesday Canada
GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day Most people know about Black Friday and
15
Nov
DRUG PRICING IN CANADA: MOBILIZING PATIENTS TO ACTION
SAVE THE DATE! Save Your Skin Foundation is one of the planning partners
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
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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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