About the Foundation
Never Underestimate the Power of ONE
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.
Save Your Skin wants to change that. Our immediate goal is to raise overall awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. We are also committed to providing melanoma patients with access to information about available treatment options, including hard-to-find trial options. Most treatments are still in the experimental stages but are having great results.
Our hope is that other families don’t have to go through what Kathy and her family did. We are determined to raise awareness of this disease and to raise funds to support on-going research and treatment initiatives.
- to provide financial assistance for education, awareness, and treatment
- to promote education and awareness of skin cancer
- to raise funds to further research treatment options