Move for Melanoma is an activity challenge that takes place across Canada. The goal of the event is to bring awareness to melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and ocular melanoma, while raising funds to support patients affected with these diseases when they need it most. This year, the event will take place on September 22-24, 2023. As always, participants will be able to choose a physical challenge of their choice to complete on the weekend of the event. Participants will form teams and, together with their friends and family, try to reach their personal fundraising goals. We’ve made it super easy for you to participate! To get started, sign up here. You can register as a Team Captain, as an individual or join an existing team. Once you’ve registered, we’ll email you some resources to help you recruit team members and encourage people to start donating to your team. Then, on the weekend of Sept. 22-24, we’ll invite you to complete your chosen activity and take lots of pictures to capture the fun. Learn More & Register
Empowerment Through Connection: Join us during Mental Health Week for a special webinar tailored to individuals actively managing their cancer diagnosis, caregivers providing unwavering support, survivors navigating the aftermath, and anyone touched by cancer. We'll delve into the unique emotional and psychological dimensions of the cancer journey, fostering resilience and building connections within this community. Our featured speakers include Dr. Sue Johnson, Founding Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy; Lyanne Westie, SYSF Wellness Support Consultant; Guest speaker Join us for an enriching and supportive discussion that aims to empower you on your cancer journey. Together, we can foster resilience and build lasting connections. REGISTER TODAY!
Join us for an insightful Fireside Chat, where we'll engage in a roundtable open discussion tailored for individuals dealing with Melanoma, non-melanoma, and ocular/uveal melanoma. This unique gathering offers a platform to connect with fellow patients, caregivers, & survivors. In this discussion, we will explore a wide range of topics related to the cancer journey. It's not just a dialogue; it's an opportunity to share experiences, broaden perspectives, and forge connections within this resilient community. Come join us as we uncover the collective wisdom and strength that can be found in open and honest conversations. Together, we aim to navigate the challenges of cancer while fostering a supportive and empowering environment for all. Date & Time: October 5th, 2023 from 5-6:00pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET Register today!
I’m Living Proof
The I’m Living Proof initiative is a program intended to provide a wealth of information, resources, and support to those touched by the disease, while also connecting you to a community of survivors who have shared their stories.
This initiative is borne from Save Your Skin Founder Kathy’s desire to ensure that those diagnosed with melanoma know that surviving melanoma is possible –“I’m Living Proof.”
To connect with patients or to share your own story, visit our map and reach for the stars.
Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a patient-led organization dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma, and ocular melanoma through education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives across Canada. SYSF provides a community of oncology patient and caregiver support throughout the entire continuum of care, from prevention and diagnosis to survivorship.Learn More
Together We Can Make A Difference
Since 2006, Save Your Skin Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, support, and improved patient care.