Community Fundraising October Wrap-Up
4 November 2019
As we say goodbye to October, 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 with each event they organise.
Brothers Jack and Sam Glasson wanted to shave their heads in early October to show their appreciation and respect for all melanoma patients. They raised $1500 for MIA – thank you, boys!
Over two nights, Creative for a Cause presented 'Warped', a musical variety show where all proceeds were donated to MIA in loving memory of Diana Perini. The production was a huge success, raising over $10,000! Thank you to everyone who participated and special thanks to Greta Georgiou.
Amelia and Michael Wood have been hosting the Michael Wood Electrical Golf Day for 12 years with many different charity beneficiaries. This year, after the loss of close family friend Janelle to melanoma, they decided to fundraise for MIA. Over $3000 was raised on the day by their 81 players and spectators. About 20 members of Janelle's family made the trip to the town of Jandowae for 'A Day for J', with Janelle's son and 7-year-old grandson driving 800kms to be there! Thank you to all involved.
Matthew Limbrey and Liz Gray both competed in the Bowral Classic, a 120km bicycle race to raise money for MIA, raising almost $1000 between them! Liz also contributed to her fundraiser through the sale of her handcrafted greeting cards.
Adrian Gilchrist has shaved his head each year since 2013 after he lost his father, David, in 2011 to melanoma. This year, he raised $1000 for MIA. Thank you to everyone who donated to 'Bald Gilly'!
Malcolm Price and Elizabeth Liu from Poolwerx Turramurra have both been touched by melanoma in different ways. The team at Poolwerx Turramurra dedicated the last weekend in October to raise funds for MIA through the Poolwerx Turramurra Charity BBQ. They raised $1185 with additional funds still to come from Poolwerx itself. Thank you to everyone involved!
A must-read personal account by Garry Maddox in The Sydney Morning Herald of how immunotherapy is revolutionising melanoma treatment.
On Friday, a publication that lays out the steps needed to find out if a systematic screening program for melanoma would benefit all Australians was published in the Australia & New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Melanoma March events have been cancelled. A Virtual March will be held on Sunday 29th March. Read this statement from MIA CEO Matthew Browne.
Thank you to the thousands of Aussies who bought ‘Game On Mole‘ t-shirts, took selfies, shared t-shirt pics on social media and started lifesaving conversations around sun safety and skin health.
Melanoma patients now have greater access to subsidised immunotherapy thanks to additional treatments today being listed on the PBS.
Brisbane couple Leon and Tamra Betts were, like thousands of others around Australia, on the couch watching MAFS when newlywed Natasha ran through her weekly beauty routine. When they heard the 26-year-old mention solarium use, they were shocked, and then saddened, prompting this open letter to all young Australians.
Professor Richard Scolyer, Co-Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia, will welcome international attendees this weekend to a sold-out, two-day course on ‘Pigmented Lesions and Other Hot Topics in Dermatopathology’.
It is time for a reality check on solariums.
They have no place in anyone’s beauty routine.
Throughout January our community created, hosted and participated in some amazing events, each of them helping us on our quest to reach zero deaths from melanoma.
Australian television presenter, interior designer and mother Kyly Clarke has been announced as the new Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and its national awareness and fundraising campaign Melanoma March.
Melanoma Institute Australia has recently partnered with three other organisations to boost support for melanoma patients and their carers across Australia.
Melanoma patients and their families across Western Australia will benefit from strengthened and expanded services with the merging of melanomaWA and Melanoma Institute Australia.
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.
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.
Melanoma patients are set to benefit from subsidised access to immunotherapy treatment for high risk early-stage and advanced-stage melanoma patients.
An informative article on how immunotherapy is revolutionising cancer treatment, written by Jill Margo and featured in the Australian Financial Review.
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.
Belmont High School at Lake Macquarie has been announced winner of the 2019 SunSafe Student Ambassador Program video competition.
It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!
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.