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Team Save Your Skin is a sports fundraising team – members are Save Your Skin Foundation Champions! Throughout the year, Team SYS – who are active runners, marathoners and cyclists– compete in various races to support the Save Your Skin Foundation through fundraising and awareness. All...

Victoria, B.C. In June of 2010 I was diagnosed with an ocular melanoma tumor at the back of my right eye. In July of that same year I had brachytherapy. In March 2012, metastases were confirmed in my abdomen and I proceeded to have four infusions...

Prince George, B.C. After a couple of misdiagnoses in 2006, it wasn’t until January 2007 that I was properly diagnosed with melanoma. My 2007 diagnoses led to 3 unsuccessful surgery attempts and I was then sent to a larger center for a sentinel node biopsy. In May...

Surrey, B.C. In late spring 2010 I went to my family doctor to have a mole looked at that had started to itch and bleed. My doctor referred me to a dermatologist but I could not get an appointment until September of that year. My family...

Port Alberni, B.C. I was first diagnosed in April 2006 with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. I was considered terminal. The origin of my melanoma was a large mole on my back that I’d had most of my life – my family doctor had failed to diagnose...

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