What began for Kathleen Barnard as a diagnosis of skin cancer became a “call to action”, and a mission to change the attitudes and policies around the disease. As the founder of the ‘Save-Your-Skin Foundation’, which now reaches and impacts the lives of patients throughout North America, Kathy is an advocate for everyone whose life she touches. Working one-on-one with patients, their families and the people who care for them ensuring they receive the financial and emotional resources needed to fight the disease Kathy is viewed as their mentor and their friend. Her leadership raises awareness around skin cancer while making British Columbia a better and more sun-safe community.
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