Save Your Skin Foundation



Save Your Skin Foundation

May 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Save Your Skin Foundation to Host Melanoma Patient Information Sessions Across Canada

The sessions will provide critical information and support to those affected by melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - The Save Your Skin Foundation will host Melanoma Patient Information Sessions across Canada in summer and fall of 2014. The sessions will provide critical information and resources, as well as the rare opportunity to speak to and hear from leading experts in oncology and dermatology.

The Foundation has been successfully running patient information sessions across Canada since 2011. "We want to reach as many Canadians as possible," explains Kathleen Barnard, President of the Save Your Skin Foundation. "Access to timely and effective resources is critical to those dealing with the disease. Our objective is to bring expert advice and support directly to more patients across the country."

To reserve a seat at any of the free patient sessions, please email kfm@saveyourskin.ca or call 1-800-460-5832.

Further details on the 2014 Patient Sessions are below:

SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION ABBOTSFORD, B.C.
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Valley Room - Ramada Hotel, Abbotsford
Speakers: Dr. Winson Cheung

Tickets (free): http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/melanoma-patient-information-symposium-tickets-11390987751?aff=es2&rank=1

SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION CALGARY, AB
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
Place: Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Speakers: Dr. Tina Cheng, Loring Gimbel, BA, MA, and Kathleen Barnard, Save Your Skin Foundation
More Information and updates: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/category/news
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION EDMONTON, AB
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Speakers: Dr. Michael Smylie and Dr. Thomas Salopek
More Information and updates: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/category/news
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION WINNIPEG, MB
Date: June, 2014
Speakers: Dr. Ralph Wong
More Information and updates: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/category/news
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION REGINA, SK
Date: June 20, 2014
Speakers: Dr. Tahir Abbas
More Information and updates: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/category/news
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION SASKATOON, SK
Date: June 28, 2014
Speakers: Dr. Tahir Abbas
More Information and updates: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/category/news
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SESSION OTTAWA, ON
Date: July, 2014
Speakers: Dr. Xinni Song and Dr. Vince Young
More Information and updates: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/category/news

Sessions will also take place in Quebec in the fall.

About Melanoma in Canada

Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with melanoma, with the incidence of the disease increasing faster than that of any other cancer. One in 74 men and 1 in 90 women are expected to develop melanoma during their lifetime; 1 in 284 men and 1 in 486 women will die of it. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, causing 75 percent of deaths associated with skin cancer.

About the Save Your Skin Foundation

The Save Your Skin Foundation is a Canadian based not-for-profit Foundation. Through events and other initiatives, the Foundation focuses on: raising funds for education and awareness, providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, and supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer - especially melanoma.

For more information, please visit www.saveyourskin.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Karran Finlay, Media Relations
    Save Your Skin Foundation
    T: 604-734-4223
    E: kfm@saveyourskin.ca