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!
Five years ago Julie Randall was diagnosed with melanoma and was given months to live. The melanoma had spread throughout her body. The doctors said it was incurable and she’d be lucky if she survived the next nine months. Julie, a patient at Melanoma Institute Australia under Professor Georgina Long was placed on an experimental drug trial. To watch the entire program, visit 9now.com or click here.
Meet our latest Surgical Oncology Fellow, Eva Nagy, to find out more about life as a surgical oncologist, why she came to MIA and what she hopes to achieve.
Melanoma research at ASCO this year focussed on the more precise use of current treatments to ensure optimal treatment for each patient.
MIA recently demonstrated that reflectance confocal microscopy is a useful tool in the clinic to diagnose suspicious-looking lesions in the mouth.
New research is likely to change the way melanoma is managed in many patients by reducing the need for major surgery and its associated morbidity and cost.
Researchers from MIA will present their latest research findings to the world’s largest oncology conference in early June.
Australian researchers pioneer life-extending treatment for advanced melanoma patients with brain tumours
Australian researchers are the first to demonstrate that patients with advanced melanoma which has spread to the brain can have increased life expectancy and possibly even beat the disease.
Melanoma March 2017 - that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone that helped make it happen.
Thank you so much to all those who contributed in a variety of ways to Melanoma March 2017 in 17 different locations and more around the country! You have contributed to getting the Big Data for Melanoma national Research Project happening!
By looking at the ‘dark matter’ of the genome, new research has found that genetic changes in acral and mucosal melanoma are completely different to mutations found in skin melanoma.
‘Slip, slop, slap’ is synonymous with being Australian and playing it safe in the sun. These sun smart rules reduce our chances of getting melanoma of the skin. However, new research tells a different story for those affected by rarer forms of melanoma.
Using MIA's patient database, researchers have developed conditional survival estimates for Stage III melanoma patients to more accurately predict survival outcomes.
MIA is proud to be celebrating an important milestone – the 60th anniversary of melanoma research and Australian-led global efforts to find a cure.
Research achievements by MIA were celebrated at the annual Sydney Medical School recently.
In this Global Research Report we showcase advances in medical oncology, reveal unexpected pathology in acral and skin melanoma, and uncover biomarkers and new gene targets for melanoma.
Professor’s Long and Scolyer are well known in the academic community and beloved by their patients. But we wanted to get to know our new Conjoint Medical Directors a little more and hear their plans on making an impact on melanoma.
Wyong Rugby League Club Group has joined forces with Melanoma Institute Australia to help end melanoma for future generations.
Melanoma research has reached a milestone with the 10,000th patient giving their permission for their blood and tissue samples to be used in the world’s largest melanoma biospecimen bank.
MIA's researchers and clinicians are in Seattle, USA, today sharing their research findings at the prestigious Society of Surgical Oncology’s Annual Cancer Symposium.