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Cancelled: Join Team Save Your Skin at the BMO Vancouver Marathon

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4600 Cambie Street

Vancouver, BC V5Z 2Z1

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Cancelled due to COVID-19

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CANCELLED

The 2020 BMO Vancouver Marathon has been cancelled due to increased COVID-19 concerns and the recent directive from the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer to ban all public gatherings that exceed 250 people.

For more information about the cancellation and how BMO Vancouver International Marathon plans to proceed, please visit: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/covid?fbclid=IwAR0rppmet7rhZK78NtSPVB-Bz4oikxm5dAnfYxla4jwNgYc2sBa4_X3m0Jk

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Hey Melanoma! We're coming for you, one mile at a time!

On May 3rd, join Team Save Your Skin at one of the many events of the BMO Vancouver International Marathon.

When you run with Team Save Your Skin, you run for the community of melanoma patients that needs your support and for all the Canadians who’ll benefit from a greater awareness of skin cancer and melanoma.

Join myself, Rosemary Westie, champion of Save Your Skin Foundation, and other team members in proudly donning the Team Save Your Skin jersey. Our colours and logo have become a symbol of hope for those fighting melanoma. Let’s make our presence known!

The BMO Marathon offers several race lengths:

- Marathon (42.2 km)

- Half Marathon (21.1 km)

- 8 km

- Relay (Runner A – 12 km, Runner B – 12 km, Runner C – 5 km, Runner D – 13 km)

Don’t want to run but still want to support Team Save Your Skin? Wear our jersey while volunteering at the Marathon!

Learn more about the BMO Marathon here.

My Story

My sister Kath was diagnosed with late stage melanoma back in 2003. Needless to say, it was shattering. We were petrified that we would lose her, but miracles do happen, and although it has been an uphill battle she is still with us today. Kath has always been an amazing person, very thoughtful, giving and strong, both mentally and physically. It is these qualities that have kept her going through her battle with melanoma, and these same qualities that she now calls upon to help anyone else struggling with this form of cancer through the organization we founded together, Save Your Skin Foundation.

Every time I challenge myself to run for melanoma patients, I am humbled by people dealing with real challenges, challenges they did not choose. So friends, at this time I am reaching out to ask you to join me in running to help spread awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, so that the ones you love never have to experience what Kath and our family went through.

Thank you.

Rosemary Westie

For more information on joining Team Save Your Skin at the BMO Marathon, please contact me at rwestie@shaw.ca

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