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A Viking’s Challenge 4th Edition! – March 4-5, 2023

In March of 2020, Chris Isfeld and his childhood friend Shawn Bjornsson completed a massive challenge. Three years after Chris was diagnosed with late stage melanoma and recovered from being partially paralyzed from the waist down, they ran 30km across frozen Lake Winnipeg and raised almost $20,000 for melanoma patients.

Last year, life threw Chris yet another curve-ball. A large mass was found on his right adrenal gland, forcing him to stop training to focus on his treatment.

Finally, this year, Chris is aiming to be back on the lake with his friend Shawn, despite the ongoing treatments and side-effects that come with fighting a dangerous cancer. Chris is again showing amazing fearlessness and grit by challenging himself both physically and mentally. By joining A Viking’s Challenge 2023 and pledging to run or walk, you will make a powerful statement of support for Chris and fellow melanoma patients across Canada.

All registrants will receive a charitable donation tax receipt and those who want one will receive a beautiful AVC medal. If you’d like a special ‘A Viking’s Challenge’ t-shirt or other merchandise, please visit our Etsy store to make a purchase. Make sure to place your order soon if you want your t-shirt in time for the event!

To learn more about Chris’s story and the inaugural event, click here.

Past events

Move for Melanoma 2022 was held September 23-25, 2022 across Canada – click here to read all about it!

A Viking’s Challenge 2022 was held on March 5-6, 2022 – click here to see how it went!

Move for Melanoma 2021 was held September 25-26, 2021 across Canada – click here to read all about it!

A Viking’s Challenge 2021 was held on March 6-7, 2021 – click here to see how it went!

Move for Melanoma 2020 was held September 26-27 across Canada – click here to see how it went and watch the video!

A Viking’s Challenge 2020 – 30km Run Across Frozen Lake Winnipeg – click here to read all about it!

Move for Melanoma 2019 was held September 13-16 across Canada – click here to see how it went!

On June 6, 2019 Rosemary Westie of Team Save Your Skin ran the ‘D-Day 44 Challenge’ on the beaches of Normandy on the 75th anniversary of D-Day – click here to read all about it!

What is Team Save Your Skin?

Throughout the year, Team Save Your Skin – whose members are active runners, marathoners and cyclists – compete in various races and sporting events across Canada to support Save Your Skin Foundation through fundraising and awareness. All money raised through the Team’s fundraising efforts goes directly to Save Your Skin Foundation and, in turn, directly helps those touched by melanoma through financial support (click here to read a story about why, who and how we help)!

Is there a race or physical challenge you want to take on, while raising funds to support Canadian melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma patients? Get in touch with us and we will create a unique fundraising platform to support your event, provide you with SYSF branded swag, and help you raise funds for Save Your Skin Foundation. Email us to join Team Save Your Skin!

We will help share your event too – check back often to see past and current campaigns.


If you’d like to show your support for Team Save Your Skin  but don’t want to participate in a fundraising event, consider buying some of our beautiful merchandise. Visit our Merchandise Store to start shopping!


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.