At Etiket, we believe in giving back.
We also believe in awareness for Melanoma and Non- Melanoma skin cancers. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada and we are not even a nation known for our “Sun”. As you can imagine, the rates of skin cancer are highest in countries like Australia and the southern U.S., like Florida and California. Yet every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. The incidence of Melanoma is increasing faster than that of any other cancer. It is now the leading cancer in women between the ages of 24-29 years and it has become imperative that we all learn as much as possible so that we can be aware of the potential dangers and take precautions that can save our lives.
The Save Your Skin Foundation is a Canadian not-for-profit foundation created by family, friends, and colleagues of Founder and melanoma survivor, Kathy Barnard. The Foundation started because Kathy had such a hard time trying to find information on melanoma treatments and research and discovered that there was not much current information available. The Save Your Skin Foundation wants to change that. Their immediate goal is to raise overall awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. They are also committed to providing melanoma patients with access to information about available treatment options, including hard-to-find trial options. Most treatments are still in the experimental stages but are having great results.
This is a cause that is very close to our hearts and so we have associated ourselves with the Save Your Skin Foundation and 5% of sales on all Sun Care Products (products with SPF) or any St. Tropez Self-Tan Products or the St. Tropez Treatment will go to the Foundation. To date, we are proud to announce that we have donated $1,640.00 and with your continued support, we expect that number to grow and we will continue to donate every quarter.
As we move out of our very long winter season and into the Spring and Summer months, most of us are overjoyed at the idea of getting outside and soaking up the sun. While we highly recommend wearing sunscreen every day and all year around, at this time of year, when the UV index is the strongest, it is even more important to protect our skin by wearing a good quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 between the hours of 11am and 2pm.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of the importance of prevention, early detection, and the treatment of skin cancer. Join Save Your Skin on Twitter and Facebook. You can also find more information at saveyourskin.ca
If you would like to make your own donation, please click here: Donate