SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON OF ALL CANCERS.
There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the number of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers COMBINED
Save Your Skin Foundation is Creating a Healthier and More Sun Safe Canada During Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month
As May marks both Melanoma Awareness Month and the beginning of summer weather, it is imperative that communities across Canada be reminded of the importance of sun safety at this time of year. Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is pleased to announce several initiatives meant to bring greater awareness to the dangerous disease.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT OUR PLANS AND ACTIVITIES TO BRING MELANOMA AWARENESS IN MAY 2022:
Click here to read the news, April 29, 2022: Save Your Skin Foundation Runs Local, National and International Campaigns to Increase Skin Cancer Awareness During Melanoma Awareness Month
Giving Hope Gala – April 28, 2022
This year’s pool party-themed gala was a lot of fun. A huge thank you to all who joined us and an even bigger thank you to all our sponsors who donated generously to make this event a success. Click here to read our Giving Hope Gala 2022 Recap
“It Takes a Village to Stand Up to Cancer” – Read Helen’s Story in MacLeans
SYSF Public Service Announcements
Supporting the CDA marking Sun Awareness Month
Cancer Survivor Day – June 5, 2022
Our Canada-wide awareness initiative invites Canadian municipalities to take a stance against skin cancer and educate their communities on sun safety through mayoral proclamations.
In 2021, 50 Canadian municipalities across 10 provinces answered our call to proclaim May ‘Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month’ – and now the 2022 Proclamations are rolling in! Look for your city on the full 2021-2022 list HERE
Ocular Melanoma Awareness
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).
In May, we are participating in Melanoma Awareness Month – clickhere to learn more about OM and Ocumel Canada!
May 20th is #EyePatchDay
Having regular eye examinations could save your life! Routine eye tests can lead to early detection of ocular melanoma and many other health issues. However, statistics show that we are not visiting the optometrist as frequently as we should.
Make a commitment to booking an eye exam this month!
Share your Eye Patch photo on social media and tag @saveyourskinfdn #OcumelCanada
DOWNLOAD THE IMAGE BELOW TO USE AS YOUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER COVER PHOTO FOR THE MONTH OF MAY:
CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO SEE SUN SAFETY AWARENESS RESOURCES YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OR ORDER, or check out more of our website for information on:
Performing Skin Self-Exams – Skin Check Guide
How to get help if you have been diagnosed with skin cancer – Newly Diagnosed
Melanoma or non-Melanoma Skin Cancer – About Melanoma | About NMSC
Treatments for Skin Cancer – About Immunotherapy | About Targeted Therapy
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.