Since 2010 Win4Skin has raised funds, through the Alberta Cancer Foundation, to help those facing skin cancer. Win4Skin was founded following the passing of Owen Schlosser, at age 21, to skin cancer. Over the years, members of the Schlosser and Johnston families, friends and the amazing Win4Skin community have made donations to improve the lives of those impacted by skin cancer – we are working to drive forward skin cancer research conducted through the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research.
Together, with your incredible participation and support, we’ve raised more than $370,000 over the past nine years in support of research and cancer patients across the province. We've played hockey and golf, bid on auction items, celebrated at our annual banquet over the years. Though we have postponed our events for the summer due to Covid-19, we are still committed to fundraising for the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research through the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Mary Johnston championed skin cancer prevention and research for many years before losing her spirited battle to cancer in 2004. Mary lived with melanoma for 22 years, and during that time she served a 6-year term as the President of the Alberta Society of Melanoma. Mary was a shining example of strength and perseverance, and her dedication to melanoma research will live on through the important work made possible by generous gifts to her fund.
It is because of people like you that the Cross Cancer Institute is at the forefront of cancer research, treatment, and care. Without your support, the projects and pieces of equipment that make our province a world leader in cancer care simply would not have become a reality.
Directly supporting the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres – including the Cross Cancer Institute and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre – we make a difference in the lives of patients in every community across the province. To do so, we invest donor dollars in initiatives that provide real-life returns. Cancer patients returning to their lives..