Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin Foundation

August 29, 2013 11:00 ET

Save Your Skin™ Foundation Hosts Nation Wide 'Walk to Remember'

The Walks are an opportunity for communities to come together to support one another and to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - On Saturday, September 14th, 2013 hundreds of people from across Canada will be walking in memory of those lost to melanoma and other skin cancers. The Walks are being organized by the Save Your Skin Foundation and will be taking place in the following cities: Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal.

Each city's Walk will be approximately five kilometers long and will take place at 5:00PM local time, a time of day with typically lower UV exposure. Each Walk will bring community members together to share experiences and to remember loved ones who have lost the battle to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. The Walks also help to raise critical awareness of the disease.

"We are walking together, in cities across Canada, in memory of our 'Diamonds in the Sky' that we lost and will never forget," announces Kathleen Barnard, Founder of Save Your Skin and a melanoma survivor herself.

Further information on the walks can be found at www.saveyourskin.ca. Updates will be posted regularly.

Please see below for current details pertaining to each city's Walk.

SAVE YOUR SKIN™ Walk to Remember in
VANCOUVER
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kitsilano Beach
5:00pm
Karran Finlay - kfm@saveyourskin.ca
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ Walk to Remember in
SURREY

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Location to be announced
Go to saveyourskin.ca for more details
5:00pm
Karran Finlay - kfm@saveyourskin.ca
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ Walk to Remember in
KELOWNA
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Mission Creek Regional Park
5:00pm
Karran Finlay- kfm@saveyourskin.ca
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ Walk to Remember in
CALGARY
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Location to be announced -
Go to saveyourskin.ca for more details
5:00pm
Karran Finlay - kfm@saveyourskin.ca
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ Walk to Remember in
EDMONTON
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Emily Murphy Park
5:00pm
Karran Finlay - kfm@saveyourskin.ca
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ Walk to Remember in
MONTREAL
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Verdun - Go to saveyourskin.ca for more details
5:00pm
Orlane Villeronce - kfm@saveyourskin.ca

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. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) located in the skin. 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. Melanoma is clearly visible on the skin, and 90 per cent of melanomas are caused by exposure to UV light, including tanning beds.

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 on supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer - especially melanoma. The Save Your Skin Foundation is a member of the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec. For further information, visit saveyourskin.ca.

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