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Patient Story: Lana Manson
Mar 3, 2017

My name is Lana Manson. I am forty-nine years old and have been happily married for twenty-six years to a loving, caring man named David. We have four busy and athletic children: Our eldest son, Josh, is twenty-five and a professional hockey player; our next child Meagan is twenty-three and in her 5th year of […]

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February Conference Recap: Canadian Melanoma Conference and ASCO Florida!
Feb 27, 2017

As February comes to a close, we’d like to look back on the conferences we attended this month: the Canadian Melanoma Conference and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Orlando, Florida! Here is a sample of our social media from these conferences! Canadian Melanoma Conference Save Your Skin Founder Kathy Barnard addresses the […]

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Happy Valentines and Family Day from SYSF!
Feb 10, 2017

#ifyoulovethemcheckthem It was shortly after Valentine’s Day three years ago that my 11-year old daughter told our family physician that I had an ugly mole I was neglecting. This action led to a scary diagnosis of stage IIIB metastatic melanoma, three surgeries, immunotherapy treatments on clinical trial, and it quite possibly was the thing that […]

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Letter from the President of the Save Your Skin Foundation
Feb 9, 2017

Happy new year! We are delighted to announce that the Save Your Skin Foundation is now officially ten years old! It has been an incredible honour to represent melanoma patients, caregivers, and survivors across Canada and to be a voice for those who have lost their battle with the disease. 2017 will be another exciting […]

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Save Your Skin Attends ECCO!
Jan 31, 2017

From January 27-30th, 2017, the Save Your Skin Foundation attended the European CanCer Organisation Congress (ECCO2017) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands! ECCO is a conference based in European cancer care delivery, which Save Your Skin desires to understand in order to shape the work we do in Canadian health policy and economics. To find out more […]

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A Letter to Santa from the Save Your Skin Foundation
Dec 15, 2016

Dear Santa, We hope you have had a good year! You’re probably busy getting things ready for Christmas, and we’ve been busy over here at the Save Your Skin Foundation too! We have had a year full of raising money to support melanoma patients, advocating for the movement of new treatments, and connecting the melanoma […]

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Save Your Skin and Giving Tuesday
Nov 8, 2016

On November 29th, Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada! A compliment to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day that stimulates the community instead of the economy by facilitating donation to thousands of charities across Canada. There are many charities worth donating to on Giving Tuesday, and we always encourage helping your […]

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Shoutout to Slyde Handboards for Their Generosity!
Oct 28, 2016

Blog re-posted from the Slyde Handboard Website, October 22 2016 SLYDE AUTOGRAPHED MARK CUNNINGHAM BOARD RAISES $280 FOR SKIN CANCER AWARENESS SLYDE HANDBOARDS BELIEVES IN DOING GREAT THINGS, AND GIVING BACK IN BIG WAYS. Carlos our team rider from Canada recently completed a 365 day watermen challenge. In which he wave rode every day for […]

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Why Save Your Skin Foundation?
Oct 28, 2016

Written by Natalie Richardson   This has been the most exciting few weeks I have had since I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. I feel an optimism unusual for my character since finding a potentially deadly mole on my hip in April 2014, when my world came crashing down with fear and worry. After surgeries […]

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A Thank You from Melanoma Caregiver
Oct 22, 2016

Written by Connie, wife and caregiver to her husband and melanoma patient, Ted. A year ago my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma with metastases to the lungs.  Our world suddenly and drastically changed where fear and worry took over our days.  In a whirlwind of appointments and consultations it became apparent that there […]

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