Move for Melanoma

This year, we’ll be joined by Vancouver Canucks’ JT Miller and his wife Natalie to raise funds for melanoma skin cancer. 

 

Move for Melanoma is an activity challenge that takes place across Canada. The goal of the event is to bring awareness to melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and ocular melanoma, while raising funds to support patients affected with these illnesses when they need it most.

 

This year, the event will take place on September 25-26th, 2021. As always, participants will be able to choose a physical challenge of their choice to complete on the weekend of the event. Participants will form teams and, together with their friends and family, try to reach their personal fundraising goals.

 

To facilitate the whole thing, again this year we will be using a custom website that allows people to registerdonate, solicit donations, track progress and promote the event all in one place. The website also includes many resources for participants to help them get ready, and a Q&A page for more information.

 

If you’re interested in joining us, please visit Move for Melanoma 2021 and register now.

 

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.

 

Whether you’re a survivor who wants to bring hope to newly diagnosed patients, the family member or friend of a patient who wants to send a powerful message of solidarity, or a patient who wants to help change the face of cancer for ever, we invite you to take a stand against melanoma and to move with us this September!

 

Hand in hand, we fight melanoma together!

 

Move for Melanoma 2020 Recap

 

 

On September 26-27th, 2020, Save Your Skin Foundation hosted its 2nd annual Move for Melanoma activity challenge across Canada to raise funds for melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma patients.

 

Over 100 participants and 24 teams across Canada took part in Move for Melanoma this year! We have been so moved and inspired by this incredible community of patients, families, and friends.

 

We’d like to thank all those who supported Move for Melanoma by making a donation, sponsoring an event or spreading the word. Thanks to you, the event was a monumental success!

 

We reached 120% of our (doubled) fundraising goal! You can read our full post-event press release HERE.

 

 

To all participants and donors, your dedication to the fight against skin cancer will help Save Your Skin Foundation continue to support Canadians living with non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma and ocular melanoma when they need it most. Every single dollar raised through your donations will go directly to patients in the form of cab fares, treatment costs, flights, accommodation and other necessary but costly expenses incurred while receiving treatment.

 

WATCH OUR 2020 WRAP VIDEO!

Move for Melanoma 2019

 

On September 13 – 16, 2019, Save Your Skin Foundation co-hosted a special Canada-wide fundraising event called MOVE FOR MELANOMA, a weekend-long challenge where teams participated in the activity of their choice while fundraising for the fight against skin cancer.

And we’re doing it again in 2020!

The annual event Move for Melanoma challenges all Canadians to reach their own personal movement challenge (ex. walking, running, cycling, yoga, family activities, favourite sport, or other) while raising awareness and funds to support Canadians touched by melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers and ocular melanoma.  Stay tuned for our 2020 date!

How to Get Involved

We’re asking for the help of all our close friends, patients, survivors, and their families to become Team Leaders to participate in Move for Melanoma all across the country. Our team will help you organize the event, get you registered in our personalized, easy-to-use fundraising platform, and support you in getting the word out – and we will provide you with posters and a Team Lead SYSF jersey to help share the message.  Email us to get started!

 

Register or join a team in your city, choose your activity and you’re ready to…

MOVE for MELANOMA!

Click HERE to see how our first event went – September 13-16, 2019

 

Funds raised through the Move for Melanoma challenge go directly to helping Canadian melanoma, skin cancer, and ocular melanoma patients by supporting the work of the foundation and the patients we help both emotionally and financially, and advocating for all patients to have timely, equal access to life-saving treatments and therapies through health policy work.

Team Save Your Skin

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.

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