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


Save Your Skin Foundation Announces pERC’s Recommendation to Fund Debrafenib (Tafinlar) plus Trametinib (Mekinist) in Canada for Metastatic Melanoma
New Treatments Options are Necessary for Patients to Fight Metastatic Melanoma, the Deadliest form of Skin Cancer VANCOUVER
Register now to our next webinar about skin cancer prevention and early detection with Dermatologist Dr. Carroll
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 – 10am PST, 11am MST, 1pm EST This webinar will be the 5th of our series called “From
Save Your Skin Parters with La Roche Posay for the Skin Checker Event
Save Your Skin Foundation will be at Granville Square, Vancouver from June 9 to June 11 for
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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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Save Your Skin’s Annual Walk to Remember
On September 19, 2015, we invite you to join the Save Your
4:00 pm
Second Annual Bill Fox Junior Memorial Golf Tournament – Granton, Ontario
The Second Annual Bill Fox Junior Memorial Golf Tournament is taking place
ESMO ECC15 European Cancer Congress
Vienna, Austria – September 25-29, 2015 The 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European
Society for Melanoma Research Annual Congress
November 18-21, 2015 – San Francisco, California Additional information coming soon.
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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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