Move for Melanoma

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:

 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

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 gymPlaying ultimate frisbee or disc golf
Axe throwingBowling
Water balloon fightingPlaying croquet or petanque
HikingHula hooping
Trail runningGeocaching
Mountain bikingSlacklining
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)

 

SIGN ME UP!

 

 

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!

Last Year’s Event

 

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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