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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.


Two major milestones for ground-breaking melanoma immunotherapies bring a hopeful beginning for 2015
Yervoy moves another step towards being available for newly diagnosed Canadian patients and new treatment Opdivo receives
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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9th Canadian Melanoma Conference
Whistler BC, Canada – February 19-22, 2015 – The Canadian Melanoma Conference is
2nd Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference (ITOC-2)
Munich, Germany – March, 25-27 The Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference (ITOC) is a
Hot Lucy – Save Your Skin Fundraiser Event
Vancouver, BC – May 16, 2015 – As the last couple of years,
Youth and Cancer Symposium
Montreal, QC – May 27, 2015 More information to come – keep posted!
American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO)
Chicago – May 29-June 2, 2015 The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together more
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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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