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Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a patient-led not for profit 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 treatment and survivorship.

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CADTH Symposium 2021

CADTH Symposium 2021

CADTH Symposium 2021

PATIENT SUPPORT GROUP CHAT November 2021

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Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2021

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2021

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2021

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2021

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2021

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PATIENT SUPPORT GROUP CHAT December 2021

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Hand In Hand We Fight Skin Cancer 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.

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.