VICTOR OVER CANCER
At age 37, Victor Finch passed away on October 25, 2014 after a two-year fight with melanoma skin cancer. Vic’s spirit was strong, and he smiled, joked, and maintained unwavering faith until the very end. Yet one thing continued to weigh Vic down during his journey-- the public ignorance towards the seriousness of melanoma skin cancer.
“Somebody needs to make it known!” he said, and his words were heard loud and clear. Today, Vic’s spirit lives on through the Victor Over Cancer Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to educate the public and provide the resources for safe and proper skin care, so that no families need be torn apart by something as seemingly harmless as a suntan.
The foundation will spread Vic’s message across the Sunshine State with targeted initiatives developed to educate the public, offer protection, and share resources on everything from symptoms and treatment to financial and emotional support.
By educating, we ensure that children understand the power of the sun and its ramifications. We change the perception of sunscreen and skincare so our children and their posterity have the power to eliminate skin disease.
By protecting, we follow through on our word by providing the necessary resources for skincare. Installing sunblock dispensers in schools, parks, hotels, etc. makes protecting our skin just as convenient as keeping our hands clean.
By sharing, we make sure no one feels lost in the battle against skin cancer. Finding proper resources is often a difficult part of the fight that we hope to eliminate.
Help us keep Vic’s spirit alive, and watch his story below!