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Education and Prevention

Promotion of sun safety education, and skin cancer awareness and prevention

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Patient Support

Fostering a community of melanoma patients and survivors while providing them with caring support

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Fundraising

Fundraising to directly support melanoma patients, run policy initiatives, and advocate for treatment access

Our Story

Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a national not-for-profit advocacy group dedicated to leading the fight against skin cancer through nationwide education, advocacy, and awareness, while providing compassionate care and support to those touched by the disease. Save Your Skin Foundation is committed to ensuring equal, timely, affordable, and appropriate access to skin cancer treatment for all Canadians, to play an active role in reducing the incidence of skin cancer in Canada, and to provide compassionate support to those living with all skin cancers.

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

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EADO Congress

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EADO Congress

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EADO Congress

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EADO Congress

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World Melanoma Day

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Sun at Work Safety Presentation, Canada Post

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Education & Awareness Booth

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Ottawa

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Skin Research Group Symposium

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Skin Research Group Symposium

CCSN Webinar

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SYSF Webinar: Living Beyond Cancer

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Alberta

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Skin Cancer Patient Information Session, Alberta

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Ottawa

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ASCO, Chicago

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ASCO, Chicago

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ASCO, Chicago

National Cancer Survivors Day

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Hand In Hand We Fight Melanoma Together

When Save Your Skin Founder Kathy Barnard was diagnosed with Metastatic Malignant Melanoma in 2003, the first thing she did was look to the internet for anything that would inspire optimism for her prognosis; hopeful news, survivors, or treatment options. She didn’t find much.

 

The I’m Living Proof initiative is a program intended to provide a wealth of information, resources, and support to those touched by the disease, while also connecting you to a community of survivors who have shared their stories. This initiative is borne from Kathy’s desire to ensure that those diagnosed with melanoma know that surviving melanoma is possible –“I’m Living Proof.”  To connect with patients or to share your own story, visit our map and reach for the stars.

 

While this program has not changed, it’s location has.  You can now connect with others within our very own website here at Save Your Skin!  Please click below to view our interactive map and connect with people who have been or are currently on the journey that follows a melanoma diagnosis.

together we can make a difference

Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, prevention and the need for improved patient care.