09 Jul Move for Melanoma is Back
This September, join us from your living room, your yard, your neighbourhood park, or your favorite trail to move your body and fundraise for a great cause!
Being physically apart won’t stop us from coming together!
On September 26-27th, Save Your Skin Foundation will be hosting its 2nd annual Move for Melanoma activity challenge across Canada to raise funds for melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma patients.
Since physical distancing protocols will likely still be in effect at the time of the event, we have reimagined it to allow you to attend virtually. As the saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”! It’s in this spirit that we’ve decided to make the best of this situation by ramping up our game this year with a virtual opening ceremony, games and prizes for your whole family and physical challenges you can take part in from the comfort of your own home!
We’ve made it super easy for you to participate!
Simply follow these steps:
Why: Save Your Skin Foundation is the only organization in Canada that supports skin cancer patients financially when they need it most. All the money raised through your donations goes directly to patients in the form of cab fares, treatment costs, flights, accommodation and other necessary but costly expenses incurred while receiving treatment. In the past year, we have received more requests for support than we could afford to fulfill. Having to say no to a patient in need is something we dread doing. With your support, we won’t have to do it this year!
Charities across Canada are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations are down across the board. SYSF is no exception. We had to cancel our Gala this spring and regular donations have been in slow decline. And yet, skin cancer continues to be diagnosed at an alarming rate.
Furthermore, a recent survey we conducted has confirmed our fears: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer patients are encountering additional difficulties due to the pandemic, from treatments being postponed, to difficulty getting in contact with their care team. Needless to say, financial worries should be the last thing on the mind of cancer patients as they navigate these stressful times. Help us make sure we have the resources needed to allow everyone the same chance of survival.
Larry & Kara Perehudoff showing off their SYS jerseys during last year’s event.
Choose an activity from the list below or come up with your own!
|Running, walking or biking a 5k, 10k, 20k or more||Doing yoga or pilates (e.g. doing multiple classes throughout the weekend)|
|Dancing for a certain number of hours (e.g. dancing for the entirety of Beyoncé's discography)||Scavenger hunting (we will be sharing instructions for a fun scavenger hunt for the kids with all participants)|
|Rollerblading or skating||Playing tag or capture the flag|
|Skipping with a jump rope (e.g. mastering a new jump rope routine)||Racing cars (in a safe designated location)|
|Climbing, outside or in a gym||Playing ultimate frisbee or disc golf|
|Water balloon fighting||Playing croquet or petanque|
|Squatting or doing push ups (e.g. challenging yourself to do 100 reps)||Doing archery or other shooting sports (in a designated shooting range)|
|Swimming (e.g. across a lake)||Golfing|
|Working out (e.g. following a challenging routine)||Flying a kite|
|Larping (live action role playing)|
Whether you’re a survivor who wants to bring hope to newly diagnosed patients, a family member or friend of a patient who wants to send a powerful message of solidarity to patients across Canada, or a patient who wants to help change the face of cancer forever, we invite you to take a stance against melanoma and to move with us this September!
Hand in hand, we fight melanoma together!
For more info on supporting Save Your Skin Foundation, check out our Volunteer page.