Move for Melanoma is an activity challenge that takes place across Canada. The goal of the event is to bring awareness to melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and ocular melanoma, while raising funds to support patients affected with these diseases when they need it most. This year, the event will take place on September 23-25, 2022. As always, participants will be able to choose a physical challenge of their choice to complete on the weekend of the event. Participants will form teams and, together with their friends and family, try to reach their personal fundraising goals. What: On September 23-25, Save Your Skin Foundation will be hosting its 4th annual Move for Melanoma activity challenge across Canada to raise funds for melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and ocular melanoma patients. This September, join us from your living room, your yard, your neighbourhood park, or your favourite trail to move your body, connect with your teammates and celebrate survivors. Why: Save Your Skin Foundation is the only organization in Canada that supports skin cancer patients financially when they need it most. All the money raised through your donations goes directly to patients in the form of cab fares, treatment costs, flights, accommodation and other necessary but costly expenses incurred while receiving treatment. How: We’ve made it super easy for you to participate! To get started, sign up here. You can register as a Team Captain, as an individual or join an existing team. Once you’ve registered, we’ll email you some resources to help you recruit team members and encourage people to start donating to your team. Then, on the weekend of Sept. 23-25, we’ll invite you to complete your chosen activity and take lots of pictures to capture the fun. Whether you’re a survivor who wants to bring hope to newly diagnosed patients, the family member or friend of a patient who wants to send a powerful message of solidarity to patients across Canada, or a patient who wants to help change the face of cancer for ever, we invite you to take a stance against melanoma and to move with us this September! Hand in hand, we fight melanoma together! Register Now
Save the Date! 7th Annual Patients Redefining The Future of Health Care in Canada Summit: The Way Forward Taking place virtually the week of Nov. 14th 2022. Register now Réservez la date! 7e sommet annuel des patients qui redéfinissent l'avenir des soins de santé au Canada : La voie à suivre Cet événement aura lieu pendant la semaine du 14 novembre 2022.
OUR 2022 SUNSCREEN DISPENSER PILOT HAS BEEN LAUNCHED! Save Your Skin Foundation partnered with medical student siblings Samuel and Karen Farag, and the municipalities of Summerside, PEI, Riverview, NB, New Westminster, BC, and Brooks, AB –…
I’m Living Proof
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 Save Your Skin Founder 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.
Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a patient-led organization dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma, and ocular melanoma through education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives across Canada. SYSF provides a community of oncology patient and caregiver support throughout the entire continuum of care, from prevention and diagnosis to survivorship.Learn More
Together We Can Make A Difference
Since 2006, Save Your Skin Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, support, and improved patient care.