Raise money for Melanoma Network of Canada
It only takes one blistering sunburn to double a person’s chances of developing melanoma. In Canada, incidences of melanoma have more than tripled in the last 30 years and continue to rise. It is also one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in our youth, ages 15 to 29 years.
The Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) was founded to support Canadians whose lives have been changed by skin cancer. We provide patient and caregiver support while also advancing the prevention of melanoma through advocacy and education.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has also altered how Canadians face a skin cancer diagnosis. Diagnoses are happening at a later stage, leading to worse outcomes, and treatments are often delayed for those who can be diagnosed at all. Skin cancer didn’t stop during the pandemic. COVID-19 just made it more difficult for patients to receive the care they need.
You can help – every $50 raised will provide a patient with a 1-hour call with a certified MNC Patient Care Specialist and help them feel a little less isolated.
By supporting MNC you are providing skin cancer patients with critical support services when they need it the most.
And when training for the Yorkville Run, please remember to protect yourself.
- Apply a generous layer of sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher
- Wear a hat and UV protected clothing
- Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses
Skin cancer is one the most preventable cancers when we take the right steps to protect ourselves.
For more information on skin cancer or how to access our patient support services please visit www.melanomanetwork.ca