Viking’s Challenge 2021

March 6-7, 2021.

A Viking’s Challenge 2nd Edition ended yesterday and we couldn’t be more happy with how the weekend unfolded.

In total, 64 people participated, running a combined total of 855 km, or the equivalent of 28.5 crossings of Lake Winnipeg. Though COVID-19 made it impossible for Chris Isfeld and Shawn Bjornsson, the co-founders of the challenge, to run together on the lake this year, they were united in spirit, along with the 62 other participants across Canada, by the knowledge that they were helping bring awareness to an important issue. Together, they helped raise almost $9,000 this year. And donations are still coming in!


Many thanks to the businesses who generously sponsored “A Viking’s Challenge” this year:
  • Be Power Equipment
  • Gimli Snowmobile Centre
  • RONA Gimli
  • Sobeys Gimli
  • Designer Closet Guys
  • Ship & Plough

The Weekend in pictures

From top left: Chris Isfeld, Shawn Bjornsson, Natalie Richardson, Mike Allan, Rosemary Westie, Chris Isfelf and family, Tom Tomko, Shawn Bjornsson, Alan Dann and friends, Brett Knight, Delane Knight, Scott Barnard, Kathy Barnard, Rosemary Westie, Cathi Wetsch, Josée Pelletier, Karen and Brad Sheffield.

Medal update

For those of you who participated and asked for a medal, you should be receiving it before the end of the month. If you didn’t participate or want another way to commemorate this event, consider buying a branded t-shirt instead!

Donate to show your support

If you’d like to show your support for this event, it’s not too late to donate. You can do so here.

As always, your donation will go directly to patients and their families so they can access the best treatment and care. This weekend, many of us were running knowing that the money we raised would go directly to the Stringer family, who is currently facing large treatment bills and having to stay away from home to treat side-effects.

On behalf of all the patients and families that have been supported by Save Your Skin Foundation over the years, a huge thank you for your support!

NOTE: The information on the Save Your Skin website is not intended to replace the medical advice of a doctor or healthcare provider. While we make every effort to ensure that the information on our site is as current as possible, please note that information and statistics are subject to change as new research and studies are published. 


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.