Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin Foundation

September 05, 2014 21:26 ET

Save Your Skin Foundation Hosting Melanoma Patient Information Sessions in Montreal and Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2014) - Save Your Skin Foundation will host Melanoma Patient Information Sessions in Montreal and Ottawa this month. 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 or call 1-800-460-5832.

Further details on the 2014 Patient Sessions are below:

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Place: The Ottawa Hospital
Presentations by leading experts including:
Dr. Xinni Song, Medical Oncologist, Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
More Information and updates:
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Place: JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre
Presentations by leading experts including:
Dr. Joel Claveau, Dermatologist at the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions Clinic, Quebec
PLUS - A LIVE WEBINAR! For those unable to attend in person, we will be holding a live webinar for people to log in to remotely. Please contact us at for access details.
More Information and updates:

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 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.

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