Save Your Skin Foundation is a registered charity*. We deeply appreciate your generosity. 100% of all private donations we receive go directly to assisting patients meet their everyday needs during treatment in the form of uncovered drug therapy, transportation and accommodation while traveling to receive treatment, child care, lost wages and more. 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. Every year Save Your Skin provides thousands of Canadian skin cancer patients with information about drug trials and new treatment options. We also provide emotional and financial support. In 2016, the Foundation also launched the I’m Living Proof initiative to provide hope to patients and support to the new wave of melanoma survivors beginning to emerge due to the success of trial treatments. The Foundation continually participates in conferences, connects with doctors and researchers, and works with government to push the eradication of this disease forward.
*Save Your Skin Foundation is registered as a charity: 857756589RR0001
As instances of melanoma continue to rise in Canada, the need for patient support and advocacy continues to grow. In the next year, the Foundation needs help to achieve the following goals:
Grow a global community of melanoma survivors to provide mentorship and support to newly diagnosed patients.
Advocate to decision makers to expedite public funding for treatment options and additional research.
Launch Occupational Sun Safety initiatives to reduce harmful UV exposure to outdoor workers in the workplace.
Continue to focus on awareness and prevention to reduce the number of Canadians being diagnosed with this largely preventable disease.
Grow webinar series to continue to provide information and resources to both patients and medical professionals in areas where quality care is not always readily available.
Provide continued emotional and financial support to patients and timely access to information about available clinical trials.
Together we can make a difference
Please use the form on the right to make a one time or recurring donation to our foundation via Canada Helps.
We thank you for your support.
Making a Donation in Memory of a Loved One
If you would like to make a donation in memory of someone specific, you may do so by writing his or her name into the first box “For the charity (message)”, after clicking the below ‘Donate Online’ button.
Mail personal cheque donations to:
Save Your Skin Foundation, 813-800 Vista Park Penticton, BC, V2A 0B2
*To receive a tax receipt, make sure to include a return address. If you would like to donate an affordable, monthly donation to the Save Your Skin Foundation, please choose your amount and click subscribe.
Monthly Donors: Our Guardian Angels
Every year Save Your Skin Foundation provides hundreds of Canadians with melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma with information about drug trials and new treatment options. We collaborate with health technology assessment and government bodies to advocate for timely and equal access to new treatments.
SYSF also provides emotional and financial support to patients who must travel to and from life-saving treatments, often in other provinces. The flights, taxis and hotels for each trip can cost over $1,500. This adds up to $20,000 a year. These patients need your help.
Help Save Your Skin Foundation by becoming a ‘Guardian Angel’ for patients in need. Sign up as a monthly donor and be recognized as one of our ‘Guardian Angels’.