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.


And in 2019, Ocumel Canada, an initiative of Save Your Skin Foundation, was formed to increase awareness, advance treatment options, and build a supportive community for those diagnosed with primary and/or metastatic ocular melanoma (OM). Ocumel Canada is in close collaboration with a global Medical Advisory Board and partner patient representation organizations with the endeavour to build on international best practices to improve patient outcomes for Canadians touched by this disease.

If you wish to donate directly to Ocumel Canada, click here:


As instances of melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and ocular 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.

Continue to focus on awareness and prevention to reduce the number of Canadians being diagnosed with this largely preventable disease.

Advocate to decision makers to expedite public funding for treatment options and additional research.

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.

Launch Occupational Sun Safety initiatives to reduce harmful UV exposure to outdoor workers in the workplace.

Provide continued emotional and financial support to patients and timely access to information about available clinical trials.

Mail personal cheque donations to:

Save Your Skin Foundation, 813-800 Vista Park, Penticton BC, V2A 0B2, Canada

*To receive a tax receipt, make sure to include a return address.

Prefer to mail a cheque? Please download this form.

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.

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.

Where Your Dollars Go


Community Awareness: Save Your Skin Foundation plays an active role in participating in a number of community events to raise awareness of Skin Cancer.


Research and Financial Assistance: In addition to community awareness, we are proudly donating funds to:

  • support further research into treatment options
  • provide financial assistance for those needing treatment
  • provide financial support for the families of those requiring treatment


*Save Your Skin Foundation is registered as a charity: 857756589RR0001

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