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Fundraising & Event Updates

By Candice Hamel – Fundraising & Events Manager

Thank you to Strides

This May Canadians from coast to coast walk with their families and friends in memory and support of those living with melanoma and skin cancer.  Due to Covid-19 the event took a different format than normal but the community support has never been stronger.  Thank you to everyone who helped make the 10th Anniversary Strides for Melanoma an incredible success.  As a result of your hard work, and dedication to fundraising to support those impacted by melanoma and skin cancer, we raised $296,000, our best results ever!  None of this would have been possible without you.  Mark your calendars, Strides for Melanoma will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2022.  We hope to see you all again.

Yorkville Exotic Car Show

For the first time this June, MNC partnered with the Yorkville Exotic Car Show.  Even though the event was forced to run virtually again this year, it was still a huge success.  More than 20 exotic cars took part in the virtual show while also raising funds to promote sun safety awareness.  Promoting sun safety for drivers is an important message as we know drivers more often discover skin cancer on their left side.  MNC looks forward to participating in the show again in June 2022.

Peloton 4 Melanoma

This Spring our board member, Jessica Minardi, launched an amazing new virtual event that combined a physical challenge with raising funds in support of those living with melanoma and skin cancer. Over the course of May Jessica rode 1000km on her Peloton in memory of her husband Sean who passed away from melanoma in 2017. While documenting her journey on social media Jessica was able to raise over $10,000. She looks forward to riding again in 2022 and hopes that others will join her in Peloton4Melanoma.

Constantine Yorkville Run

MNC is happy to announce its participation in this year’s Yorkville Run as one of its designated charity partners.  The Constantine Yorkville Run is a premium 5k run in support of local charities.  It’s official they have just been approved to run a combination in-person and virtual event on Sunday September 12th.  Dust off your running shoes and register today.

Golf and Grill

Tired of the same old golf tournaments?  Well then Avison Young’s Golf and Grill in support of MNC is the answer.  On September 13th join the Godfather of the Grill, Ted Reader and his friends as they prepare amazing BBQ while you golf 9 or 18-holes.  Reserve your spot today


We wanted to share some very exciting news! We are now fully integrated with Trureal, a new technology platform that enables you to support us through your everyday purchases, with no additional cost to you. We have really upped our skin in the game!

How does Trureal work?

Trureal is an easy, seamless and secure platform that allows you to link Melanoma Network of Canada to any payment method (e.g. credit or debit card), receive up to 5% cashback every time you make a purchase online at or at participating in-store merchants, and automatically donate your cashback to Melanoma Network and receive a tax receipt.


Curated Cases by Flat Rock Cellar

Enjoy a case of wine specially curated by award winner Dave Sheppard of Flat Rock Cellar with helping those impacting by skin cancer.  Flat Rock Cellars will be a portion of each case to the Melanoma Network of Canada. Free shipping for Ontario residents and a flat rate of $20 shipping anywhere else in Canada.  Purchase a case today.


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