• 30/08/13 Melanoma , Save Your Skin Foundation , Skin Cancer

    Save Your Skin Foundation’s National Walk to Remember

    Save Your Skin Foundation’s National Walk to Remember

    We’d like to share event news from one of our very valued clients, the Save Your Skin Foundation.

    On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:00PM, people from across Canada will be walking together to remember those we love and have lost to melanoma and other skin cancers.

    Please join us to celebrate memories and to help create further awareness of melanoma.

    If you wish to participate, please contact Karran Finlay at kfm@saveyourskin.ca.

    More information here at the original article source: Save Your Skin Foundation’s National Walk to Remember: http://www.saveyourskin.ca/news/save-your-skin-foundations-national-walk-to-remember

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  • kfm June Event Listings
    26/05/11 Save Your Skin Foundation , Skin Cancer , Vancouver # , ,

    kfm June Event Listings

    This June, the kfm team will enjoy the sun…safely. We feel extremely honoured to be working with the Save Your Skin Foundation on two important events this month.

    The first event takes place during Canada’s National Sun Awareness Week. On June 7th, the Foundation will host celebrities, media, those affected by skin cancer, and many others, to a breakfast and silent auction at the beautiful Fairmont Pacific Rim. Guests will enjoy luxury ‘sun-safe’ gift bags, special guest speakers, door prizes, and more!

    To purchase tickets, you can simply use the links below (or just click the image) or call 604-734-4223.


    Register for KNOW THE SKIN YOU’RE IN™:
A Breakfast To Save Your Skin, To Save Your Life. in Vancouver, British Columbia  on Eventbrite

    The second event we’ll be at this month is the Save Your Skin Patient Information Symposium on Saturday, June 25th at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The free patient information symposium will offer critical information and resources, plus the rare opportunity to speak with leading specialists, including Dr. Michael Smylie. Dr. Michael Smylie is a Medical Oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. He also holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta.

    To register for the Symposium, you can use the eventbrite link below (or click image) or call 604-734-4223. Registering in advance is recommended, however, patients may also register at the door.


    Register for SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SYMPOSIUM in Vancouver, British Columbia  on Eventbrite
    We also encourage you to read Kathleen Barnard’s inspiring story of her personal battle with melanoma. Working with Kathy, Founder of Save Your Skin, and her Foundation has changed our lives. You can read Kathy’s story here: KATHLEEN BARNARD, SAVE YOUR SKIN FOUNDATION

    We sincerely hope you will join us at these important events. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at 604-734-4223 or email us at mperole@karranfinlaymarketing.com

    Save The Skin You’re In.

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  • 06/05/11 Melanoma , Save Your Skin Foundation , Skin Cancer # , , , ,

    May is Melanoma Awareness Month

    Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with Melanoma. The incidence of the disease is increasing faster than that of any other cancer, currently it’s the leading cancer in women between the ages of 24-29 years.

    We feel honoured to be working with the Save Your Skin Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit group doing important work to build melanoma awareness. Through events and other initiatives, the Foundation focuses on: raising funds for education and awareness, providing emotional and financial support for those dealing with skin cancer, and on supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer.

    Save Your Skin’s Founder, Kathleen Barnard, and her son, Executive Director David Barnard, are incredibly inspiring to work with. The family’s story is one of strength, determination, and love. Kathy Barnard, who’s currently battling melanoma, shares her personal story to further awareness of skin cancer.

    KATHY BARNARD’S STORY –
    Written by Kathy Barnard

    “It’s not the amount of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away”, – Kathy Barnard

    Writing this piece has been without a doubt one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.

    That Day, April 10th 2003, my Doctor told me I had this horrible disease, it was exactly like the Cancer commercial. I could see her lips moving but there was no sound. The room was getting smaller and I remember thinking “who is she talking to?”. I left her office thanking her, yet asking no questions, and then sat in my vehicle remembering only three words. METASTIZIED, MALIGNANT, MELANOMA.

    How could this be, I had a small lump on my left elbow for over a year, and had it checked multiple times being told it was only fatty tissue. Could the recent diagnosis just be a mistake?

    I will never forget that day, as it was, and will always be, a life changing experience for myself and my family. From the moment I was told, I knew knowledge would be power, so I wanted to know everything I could about the disease and the treatment. But I never wanted any statistics or time period. Every cancer is different and every patient is different.

    That Day, I took all my feelings of anger, fear, disappointment, and denial, and filed them somewhere in a vault in the back of my head. I vowed they would stay there FOREVER. I had a battle to fight now for the rest of my life and needed all my energy and strength for that. Like most cancer patients I will leave the doors to that vault locked as there is always the possibility that this battle will need to be fought again.

    When people ask me how I stayed so strong and positive, I explain it like this:

    The past few years have been like a roller coaster ride. I am the lead car and can see all the ups and downs, twists and turns on the track, so I can get prepared. But, the cars following (my family) don’t have it as easy. They are hanging on to me, (the lead car), with everything they have, unaware of the ups and downs twists and turns, determined not to let me fall off the tracks. For them, I will stay strong and will try to protect them as much as I can, as we ride it out together.

    See original story posting at saveyourskin.ca.

    Save Your Skin will host two events this June to raise funds to support critical and timely treatments, ongoing education, skin cancer research, and awareness initiatives. We’ve included information on these events below and should you be interested you can register for the events online. Just click the images below for further details. We’re also thrilled to announce that the beautiful and talented GINA HOLDEN (SAW 3D, Final Destination 3) will be at the event! And there’s a growing list of incredible silent auction items (including designer handbags, spa getaways, hockey items, and more!)

    Plus, be the first to purchase a table for the breakfast and WIN a pair of tickets to see the SAM ROBERTS BAND in concert at the Malkin Bowl on May 28th!

    If you wish to make a donation to the Save Your Skin Foundation, you can do so here: Donate to Save Your Skin

    Join Save Your Skin on Twitter and Facebook. You can also find information at saveyourskin.ca. The Foundation is also launching their new website this month.

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