Save Your Skin Foundation



Save Your Skin Foundation

May 01, 2014 17:47 ET

Save Your Skin Foundation Turns Up the Heat With Annual Melanoma Fundraiser

Celebrated Vancouver Blues Rock Band, Hot Lucy, to Perform at Annual Fundraiser for Skin Cancer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) - The Save Your Skin Foundation is thrilled to announce its annual fundraising event for melanoma, Hot Lucy - Stage 4 - Blues Night. The event will help to raise critical funds and awareness needed to help fight one of the most common, deadly, and preventable forms of cancer - melanoma.

As the Save Your Skin Foundation's largest fundraising initiative, Hot Lucy - Stage 4 - Blues Night, is a key event in securing the essential resources needed to support ongoing awareness, education and research initiatives. Occurring on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at the Lynn Valley Legion, the event will feature local Vancouver blues rock band, Hot Lucy, as well as a silent auction, 50/50 draw and a toonie toss. Tickets cost $25.00 (ages +19), with all proceeds going towards the Save Your Skin Foundation. The month of May serves as the perfect time to host the annual event as it's Melanoma Awareness Month - a month dedicated to the awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

"Last year's fundraiser was a resounding success and this year's is expected to exceed fundraising goals," says Kathleen Barnard, President and Founder of the Save Your Skin Foundation. "As one of our biggest events, it's great to see everyone coming together for a night of dancing, fun, and music, all while supporting a great cause". With auction items from some big names that support skin safety, such as Earls Restaurants, Harbour Air, UV Couture, Organic Tan Vancouver (natural airbrush mobile spray tanning), Gillian Stevens Photography, and Zazou Salon & Spa, just to name a few - tickets are selling quickly! Get yours today at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hot-lucy-stage-4-blues-night-tickets-10872254205?aff=estw

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. 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.

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