Community Fundraising November Wrap-Up

Community Fundraising November Wrap-Up

4 December 2019

It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!

An incredible $24,000 was raised at the 4th Annual Peter Whatson Charity Golf Day at Windsor Golf Club early in November. Peter passed away from melanoma and his mate from baseball, Phil Cassidy, family friend Netty Clark and wife, Trish Whatson have put on this golf day in the years since to remember him and raise money for Melanoma Institute Australia. Thank you to all!

Shannon Wilcock lost her father, Robert, to melanoma. This year, Bobby’s Bowls Day, a lawn bowls fundraiser in memory of Robert, raised $2850! Thank you!

At St Joseph’s Primary School, at least three families have been affected by melanoma. Bindi Ahern’s father passed away from melanoma at the age of 58, so for the last few years, the children of St Joseph’s have donated a gold coin to wear their favourite hat to school. This fun day for the kids, with a cake stall and other fun activities, raised over $800!

The Grand-Reopening of Fullerton Health, a skin clinic in Cardiff, had the whole staff fitted out in their Game On Mole t-shirts for a BBQ where they raised over $180 for MIA while continuing to gather donations until the end of the year.

In memory of Emma Betts, a young woman very well known to the MIA community, a Melanoma High Tea was held at the Aveo Durack Retirement Village. Over 100 residents attended the day, with $2125 raised! Beryl Betts, Emma’s grandmother, and Trevor Webb, a retired chef, cooked all the goodies for the event! Thank you to all the residents in attendance. 

Fiona Edmonds had been growing her hair since her brother Greg was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in 2017 and passed away in April 2019. On November 28, Fiona cut her hair to raise funds for MIA. The day was a big success complete with prizes to be won, a guessing competition and face painting. To top it off, Fiona donated her hair to be used as a wig for a cancer patient. Well done Fiona!

Elizabeth Liu organised a Bunnings BBQ at Artarmon Bunnings, raising almost $2000. It was a full day for Elizabeth and her volunteers as the queue grew and grew with repeat customers aplenty. What a great result from a sausage sizzle!

This month, Rollonin Café celebrated its 10th Annual Country Fair in Bowning with special guests Ruby Stead and Tim Kowaliw  . The day raised $1400 for MIA - a special thank you to organiser Renata Ryan.

Balmoral Beach Club once again hosted the Erik Mather 2, 4, 6km Swim. Thanks to the entire club and Monika Mather in particular, over $40,000 was raised for the newly established Erik Mather PhD Scholarship. Congratulations and an enormous thank you to all involved. 

 

New Test to Predict Primary Melanoma Progression
21 Jan 2020

New Test to Predict Primary Melanoma Progression

Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.

Community Fundraising December Wrap-Up
14 Jan 2020

Community Fundraising December Wrap-Up

We are extremely grateful for our community fundraisers, who, even in this difficult time, have given up their time and effort to fundraise so we can continue to work towards our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.

Two melanoma treatments approved for PBS listing
24 Dec 2019

Two melanoma treatments approved for PBS listing

Melanoma patients are set to benefit from subsidised access to immunotherapy treatment for high risk early-stage and advanced-stage melanoma patients.    

Immunotherapy: the decade's biggest health advance
23 Dec 2019

Immunotherapy: the decade's biggest health advance

An informative article on how immunotherapy is revolutionising cancer treatment, written by Jill Margo and featured in the Australian Financial Review.  

 

Boost to Melanoma Services in the Riverina
12 Dec 2019

Boost to Melanoma Services in the Riverina

Melanoma patients and their families in the Riverina will benefit from strengthened and sustained melanoma services with the merger of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and Melanoma Institute Australia.

Winner of the SunSafe Student Ambassador Program announced
11 Dec 2019

Winner of the SunSafe Student Ambassador Program announced

Belmont High School at Lake Macquarie has been announced winner of the 2019 SunSafe Student Ambassador Program video competition.

Community Fundraising November Wrap-Up
04 Dec 2019

Community Fundraising November Wrap-Up

It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!

MIA & MPA Patient Information Evening videos now available
03 Dec 2019

MIA & MPA Patient Information Evening videos now available

Videos of the sessions at the recent Patient Information Evening co-hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) are now available for viewing.

MIA shines in poster session
22 Nov 2019

MIA shines in poster session

MIA is well-represented in the poster sessions at the Society for Melanoma Research 2019 Congress in the USA, with four poster presentations being given by members of our translational research lab.

MIA Co-Medical Director opens SMR Congress in USA
21 Nov 2019

MIA Co-Medical Director opens SMR Congress in USA

Professor Georgina Long has today opened the Society for Melanoma Research 2019 Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Highly Cited Researchers List names MIA Co-Medical Directors
20 Nov 2019

Highly Cited Researchers List names MIA Co-Medical Directors

MIA’s Co-Medical Directors, Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer, have both been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.

MPA and MIA collaboration
07 Nov 2019

MPA and MIA collaboration

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) and Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) have announced a new multi-year agreement to provide enhanced support services for melanoma patients nationally.

Community Fundraising October Wrap-Up
04 Nov 2019

Community Fundraising October Wrap-Up

It is time again to say thank you to our incredible community fundraisers who are helping us get closer to our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.

Promising data for advanced melanoma patients
09 Oct 2019

Promising data for advanced melanoma patients

MIA has presented promising data regarding progression-free survival rates for advanced melanoma patients at the ESMO 2019 Congress in Barcelona.

Melanoma Information Forum
04 Oct 2019

Melanoma Information Forum

We are delighted to partner with Melanoma Patients Australia to host a Melanoma Information Forum at The Poche Centre on 6th November.

Community Fundraising September Wrap-Up
02 Oct 2019

Community Fundraising September Wrap-Up

Another month has flown by and yet again we have a host of amazing community fundraisers who generously gave up their time to help us reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.

Notice for Supporters to Submit to PBAC
26 Sep 2019

Notice for Supporters to Submit to PBAC

Comments in favour of giving patients with BRAF-positive melanoma access to first-line immunotherapy need to be submitted online prior to October 9, 2019.

Tune into Jay's Longest Melanoma March Channel 10 documentary
16 Sep 2019

Tune into Jay's Longest Melanoma March Channel 10 documentary

Jay's Longest Melanoma March documentary is screening this Sunday 22 September at 1pm (AEST) on Channel 10, capturing behind the scenes of the 2000km walk, Adelaide to Sydney in 50 days. Uniting to end melanoma.

Professor Georgina Long Co-Medical Director named Women of Influence in Australian Financial Review Top 100 List
11 Sep 2019

Professor Georgina Long Co -Medical Director named Women of Influence in AFR Top 100 List

We are proud to announce that our Professor Georgina Long Co -Medical Director Melanoma Institute Australia has been named in the Top 100 Financial Review 2019 Women of Influence.

Community Fundraising August Wrap-Up
04 Sep 2019

Community Fundraising August Wrap-Up

It’s been a month since we highlighted some of our incredibly generous community fundraisers. We thought we’d have a look back at August and put the spotlight on more of the wonderful people who give up their time to fundraise for MIA, so we can continue to edge closer to our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.