Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin Foundation

January 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Save Your Skin Foundation Reaches More Melanoma Patients With Launch of French Website

Save Your Skin Foundation Steps Up Efforts to Reach More Melanoma Patients Across Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2012) - The Save Your Skin Foundation is stepping up its efforts to reach more melanoma patients across Canada by launching its website in French. The new improvement to the foundation's website will help connect with patients who need support and resources to fight this disease.

"We are extremely proud to have our website both in English and in French," says David Barnard, the Executive Director of the Save Your Skin Foundation. "It gives us the opportunity to connect with both English and French speaking Canadians and hopefully reach more melanoma patients who need support." According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 760 Canadians living in Quebec were diagnosed with melanoma in 2011.

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 additional information please visit www.saveyourskin.ca or contact Birgit Simon at 604-734-4223.

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