Blooming daffodils and cherry blossoms ring in the month of May, and with that, we also welcome Melanoma Awareness Month – a month dedicated to the awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Unfortunately, the very thing that helps make summer so enjoyable can also cause deadly forms of skin cancer – the sun.
Did you know that thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with melanoma every year, with the disease increasing faster than any other cancer?
Those following key figures make us better understand the importance of raise awareness of this disease.
Primarily caused by overexposure to UV rays, it is also one of very few cancers that can be prevented. (Clickhere to read more).
To help spread the word about prevention and awareness, the Save Your Skin Foundation will be posting daily skin cancer awareness tips and more on our social media channels, so make sure to follow us on Facebook andTwitter!
We’ll also be holding some great events this month – check them out below, and make sure to get tickets while they last!
Melanoma Patient Information Symposium in Abbotsford
Thursday May 8th
Valley Room, Abbotsford Ramada, 36035 N Parallel Rd
7:30 – 8:30pm
This free patient/caregiver melanoma information symposium offering critical information, plus the rare opportunity to speak with a leading specialist. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Get your free tickets here!
Hot Lucy – Stage 4 Blues Night Concert
Saturday May 10, 2014
Lynn Valley Legion
From 8pm to 12am
To generate more awareness and funds to combat one of the fastest growing cancers, Save Your Skin has teamed up with the band Hot Lucy to organize a Blues Rock Night Fundraiser.
Hot Lucy is a high energy rock band with heavy soul and blues influences. Ranked as one of the top Vancouver rock bands by Reverbnation, they have been building loyal fans with every performance and are strong advocates for fighting against melanoma.
Purchase your tickets: here