The two events, planned to raise awareness of melanoma, come at a critical time as the
incidence of the disease increases faster than any other cancer
VANCOUVER, April 5 /CNW/ - The Save Your Skin Foundation announced two highly anticipated events
today. A prestigious fundraising breakfast, in early June, will help to raise
much-needed funds in support of all skin cancers. A free 'Patient
Information Symposium', later in the month, will provide critical
information and resources, as well as the rare opportunity to speak
with leading specialists.
Although the incidence of melanoma is rising faster than that of any
other cancer, the average Canadian's awareness of the disease remains
insufficient for the increasing risk. The Save Your Skin Foundation
aims to change this. These two events are a part of a larger campaign
to ensure greater support, funds, and awareness of melanoma and
non-melanoma skin cancers throughout Canada.
"Our skin is the largest organ of our body and its health is the easiest
to monitor," explains Kathy Barnard, Save Your Skin's Founder. "We tend
to be more familiar with our skin than any other organ and yet, because
of our familiarity, we tend to take our skin for granted. When it is
under duress, we do not get particularly concerned." This tendency
works against the fact that early detection of melanoma is crucial to
the chances of long-term survival.
The Save Your Skin Foundation will host the fundraising breakfast on
June 7th and the Patient Information Symposium on June 25th. These events are made possible through the financial support of Merck
KNOW THE SKIN YOU'RE IN™: A breakfast to save your skin, to save your life.
Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Venue: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
Registration and Silent Auction from 7:00am - 7:30am
Breakfast and Guest Speakers from 7:30am - 9:00am
Final Silent Auction Bidding from 9:00am - 9:30am
Tickets: $125 per Individual or $1,250 for a Table
SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SYMPOSIUM
Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Details: Free patient information symposium offering critical information and
resources, plus the rare opportunity to speak with leading specialists
For tickets and information call 604-734-4223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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% of
deaths associated with skin cancer. Currently in Canada, there is no
treatment proven to extend the lives of people diagnosed with
metastatic (advanced) melanoma, despite the rising incidence of the
About the Save Your Skin Foundation
The Save Your Skin Foundation was created by family, friends, and
colleagues of Founder Kathy Barnard, who is currently battling
melanoma. Save Your Skin 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 skin cancer, and on supporting the
ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer.
Funds raised 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 Pérole at 604-734-4223.
SOURCE Save Your Skin Foundation
For further information:
Marion Pérole, Media Liaison
Karran Finlay Marketing