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The Ocumel Canada team has been very busy working on initiatives and strategies to help bring awareness to Ocular Melanoma (OM) and improve care pathways for patients across Canada.  In the spring we conducted a patient/caregiver survey with the intent to gather current information about...

Vancouver, BC It was around 1pm and my partner and I were playing with monkeys on a beach in Thailand. That’s the moment my life changed forever. Out of nowhere, as if someone had just pulled a curtain down over my right eye, this “black line” fell...

A Viking's Challenge is Back! Last March, Chris Isfeld completed a massive challenge, a challenge no one ever thought he'd be able to complete only a couple of years before. Three years after being diagnosed with late stage melanoma and becoming partially paralyzed from the waist...

Mark your calendars! The second edition of A Viking’s Challenge will be taking place on March 6, 2021.  Last March, Chris Isfeld ran 30km across frozen Lake Winnipeg and raised almost $20,000 for melanoma patients! Building on last year’s enormous success, Chris invites you to join...

Melanoma patient Chris Isfeld is preparing for a 30 km race in subzero temperatures across frozen Lake Winnipeg. He'll be racing his childhood friend Shawn Bjornsson to raise funds for Save Your Skin Foundation. The event, which he's calling A Vikings Challenge, will take place on...

On the first Thursday of every month, Save Your Skin Foundation hosts an evening support chat for patients, survivors and caregivers touched by melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma.  These chats are open discussions about life after a cancer diagnosis, including sharing experiences with...

Back by popular demand! Save Your Skin Foundation is hosting our 2nd annual Giving Hope Gala and Auction in Toronto on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  This year we will kick off Melanoma Awareness Month to increase understanding of skin cancer and ocular melanoma, to raise...

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