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A Viking’s Challenge 2024

A VIKING'S CHALLENGE IS BACK FOR ITS 5TH YEAR! This event offers a hybrid experience with the option of virtual tickets and in-person attendance. Like previous years, you can pledge kilometers and choose to run, swim, jog, or engage in other activities at your own pace. Alternatively, you can assign your accumulated kilometers to an in-person runner as a challenge. If you happen to be at the Gimli Ice Festival, tickets to participate in the Battle of the Bay are available on March 2nd.  From March 1-3, 2024, Save Your Skin Foundation hosts the 5th A Viking’s Challenge across Canada, fundraising for skin cancer patients. Founded in 2020 by melanoma survivor Chris Isfeld, who, despite late-stage diagnosis and partial paralysis, ran 30km on frozen Lake Winnipeg, raising $20,000. Open to all since 2021, Chris, now facing a new health challenge, continues to display resilience. Join A Viking’s Challenge 2024 to support Chris and fellow melanoma patients. Registrants receive a charitable donation tax receipt. REGISTER TODAY!!

March Patient Fireside Chat

MARCH TOPIC Seeing Beyond the Diagnosis: Ocular Melanoma Join us for an illuminating Fireside Forum titled 'Seeing Beyond the Diagnosis: Ocular Melanoma.' This gathering offers a supportive space for individuals affected by ocular melanoma to share experiences, insights, and perspectives. Date: March 7th, 2024 Time: 5pm PT | 8pm ET Location: Zoom REGISTER TODAY!!

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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.

Our Story

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.

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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.