Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin Foundation

February 01, 2011 08:00 ET

'Save Your Skin' Steps Up to Save Lives

Vancouver based Save Your Skin Foundation launches crucial skin cancer awareness campaign...

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2011) - Save Your Skin, a Canadian Foundation committed to raising overall awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, is stepping up to save lives. They know first hand how vital a difference awareness and information can make.

Kathy Barnard, who is currently fighting her own battle with melanoma, launched the Foundation in 2006. With the help of family, friends, and colleagues, Save Your Skin was created with three main objectives: to provide melanoma patients with access to information about available treatment options; to promote and provide financial assistance for education, awareness, and treatment, and; to raise funds to further the research of treatment options.

"My family and I went through a very stressful few years trying to find information on melanoma treatments and research," explains Save Your Skin Founder, Kathy Barnard. "There was very little current information available and we knew that needed to change." The foundation's hope is to help other families avoid going through what Kathy and her family did. Save Your Skin actively helps melanoma patients to find the latest treatment options, while also supporting with financial assistance.

This spring, Save Your Skin is launching several awareness initiatives focused on cutting through myths and speaking directly to the facts - whoever you are, whatever you do, you could be at risk for skin cancer. By saving your skin, you could be saving your life. The initiatives will hopefully influence people to go to their doctor and get checked.

Every year thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. Melanoma is deadly if not caught early. It is now the leading cancer in women ages 24-29, increasing in incidence faster than any other cancer. 

About the Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin is a not-for-profit Foundation based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Through events and other initiatives, the Foundation focuses on raising funds for education and awareness, providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with skin cancer, and on supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer.

Donations go towards providing critical and timely treatments, as well as ongoing education, research, and awareness initiatives.

For additional information please visit www.saveyourskin.ca or contact Marion Perole at 604-734-4223.

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