And they're off... Melanoma March 2016 begins!
29 February 2016
Melanoma March 2016 has kicked off with a bang! More than 300 people marched in Rockingham, WA and Devonport, TAS this weekend. It was great to see the melanoma community uniting to remember those who they have lost to melanoma, support those fighting the disease, and to raise money to support melanoma research.
Clinton Heal from MelanomaWA said of the Rockingham march “There were also many people there living with melanoma, and their family and friends were there to get behind them and the balloon release ceremony was a great way to both remember and rally together for all those touched by melanoma. With a large increase in participation compared to the 2015 event, we are excited for even bigger and better things for the 2017 Rockingham Melanoma March!”.
MIA’s Merrin Lavender attended the Devonport Melanoma March, which was the first march ever held in Tasmania. She said it was a great success and guest speakers include the founder of Melanoma TAS and the Deputy Premier of Tasmania, Jeremy Rockliff.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Melanoma March and to our dedicated volunteers who have been tirelessly organsing these events.
This weekend marks just the beginning of a 6-week campaign for Melanoma March where Australia will unite against melanoma in 24 locations around the country. Register or make a donation to support Melanoma March today.
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