On September 26-27th, Save Your Skin Foundation will be virtually hosting its 2nd annual Move for Melanoma activity challenge across Canada to raise funds for melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma patients.
Since physical distancing protocols will likely still be in effect at the time of the event, the event is being reimagined to allow you to attend virtually. As the saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”! It’s in this spirit that the event makes the best of this situation by offering a virtual opening ceremony, games and prizes for your whole family and physical challenges you can take part in from the comfort of your own home!
Why: Save Your Skin Foundation is the only organization in Canada that supports skin cancer patients financially when they need it most. All the money raised through your donations goes directly to patients in the form of cab fares, treatment costs, flights, accommodation and other necessary but costly expenses incurred while receiving treatment.
Furthermore, a recent survey we conducted has confirmed that melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer patients are encountering additional difficulties due to the pandemic, from treatments being postponed, to difficulty getting in contact with their care team. Needless to say, financial worries should be the last thing on the mind of cancer patients as they navigate these stressful times.
Whether you’re a survivor who wants to bring hope to newly diagnosed patients, a family member or friend of a patient who wants to send a powerful message of solidarity to patients across Canada, or a patient who wants to help change the face of cancer forever, the Save Your Skin Foundation invites you to take a stance against melanoma and get active this September!