Remembering Susan Steel, Our Founder
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Steel on January 13, 2016. Susan’s vision, boundless energy, and extraordinary kindness have been a true inspiration, and will be remembered always.
Susan was determined to improve melanoma research and treatment for those who came after her, especially young families for whom she often became a lifeline.
Her ultimate goal was to ensure the creation of the first-ever, national, collaborative melanoma tissue bank, which will change the future of cancer research. In order to achieve that dream, her family asks that donations be made to Skin of Steel in her honor.
Susan Steel Ishida, turned melanoma diagnosis into driving cause, dies at 57
Susan Steel Ishida, diagnosed 11 years ago with stage 3 melanoma, pushed for restrictions on the use of tanning beds by minors and started a patient advocacy foundation called Skin of Steel that was dedicated to research and awareness of the disease.