In 2016, Save Your Skin launched the Melanoma Through My Lens Reflection Project project in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada. The resulting e-book contains the visual journeys of six Canadian melanoma survivors: Danika Garneau, Susan Cox, Mike Allen, Terry Jaillet, Natalie Richardson, and Save Your Skin Founder Kathy Barnard.
Of the Melanoma Through My Lens Reflection Project, Kathy Barnard says: “This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Save Your Skin Foundation and 10 years since I was told that I had six months to live, so I wanted to do something special. I wanted to capture the melanoma patient’s journey in a unique way: The emotions, the thoughts, the moments of despair and the moments of hope. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is why we created the Melanoma Through My Lens Reflection Project. Six Canadians including myself, living with advanced melanoma, have come together to tell our melanoma stories in a visually impactful way. This book captures our individual journeys in a series of photos that tell our own personal stories with one common message: we are not alone, and neither are you. We have come together to raise awareness and to make a difference. By sharing this e-book with as many people as you know, you can help spread the word.”
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