Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a Canada-wide patient-led not-for-profit group dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma and ocular melanoma through nationwide education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives. Save Your Skin Foundation is committed to playing an active role in reducing the incidence of skin cancer in Canada, and ensuring equal, timely, and affordable access to best care and compassionate support for all Canadians living with skin cancers, wherever they are in their journey.
Save Your Skin Foundation is a member of the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec, Alliance des patients pour la santé, Better Pharmacare Coalition, Canadian Cancer Network, Canadian Skin Patient Alliance, and several Global groups and initiatives.
What People Are Saying
"Kathy started off as a patient I was trying to save and ended up being someone who dedicates her life to helping to save others. The difference Save Your Skin Foundation has made in the lives of patients across Canada is immense."
— Dr. Michael Smylie, Oncologist
"Somebody finally seemed to know what they were doing. Where everything had been negative up to that point, Save Your Skin gave me something positive to hold on to. They've given me a new life. If it wasn't for Save Your Skin, I wouldn't be here."
— Mike Allan, Melanoma survivor
"It's not that I think Save Your Skin Foundation saves lives, I know that it does. It's a lot more important really than I can say. The difference you can make is measured in survival time."
— Nigel Deacon, Ocular melanoma patient