Community Fundraising October Wrap-Up

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!

 

Saving our next generation
18 Nov 2014

Saving our next generation

Researcher James Wilmott is working to fill a gap in research for young patients.

It's time to march for a cure!
17 Nov 2014

It's time to march for a cure!

Join us for our fourth annual Melanoma March and help us raise over $1 million for melanoma research as we march for a cure! 

Making a difference
17 Nov 2014

Making a difference

When Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) patients at the Poche Centre are first diagnosed with advanced melanoma Anna Hoadley is there.

New trial offers hope to Stage IV patients
17 Nov 2014

New trial offers hope to Stage IV patients

Shining new hope for patients with advanced stage melanoma.

Combination drug therapy halts disease in advanced melanoma
29 Sep 2014

Combination drug therapy halts disease in advanced melanoma

A world-first study in the New England Journal of Medicine heralds the effectiveness of a targeted combination drug therapy after reporting major declines in the risk of disease progression and death in people with metastatic melanoma.

Georgina Long wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research
22 Aug 2014

Georgina Long wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Associate Professor Georgina Long wins award for Cancer Institute NSW

Melanoma survivors walk from Sydney to Melbourne to raise money
26 Jul 2014

Melanoma survivors walk from Sydney to Melbourne to raise money

Melanoma survivors and long-time friends Jay Allen and Andrew Rust concluded their 900km walk from Sydney to Melbourne completing their walk at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday 26 July.

The Federal Government's 2015-16 Budget announcements benefit research

The Federal Government's 2015-16 Budget announcements benefit research

The Federal Government’s 2015-16 Budget was announced this week with a boost for medical research funding. 

Melanoma Essentials eBook offered for Free during EADO and GAC (PDF)

Melanoma Essentials eBook offered for Free during EADO and GAC

Sunrise features inspiring story of MIA patient

Sunrise features inspiring story of MIA patient

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) patient Tara Moran and her seven year old daughter Olivia, who is fundraising for MIA, have been in the national media spotlight this week. 

Dr James Wilmott wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Dr James Wilmott wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Dr James Wilmott was awarded the Wildfire Award at this year's Cancer Institute NSW's Premier Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

Tune into Jay's Longest Melanoma March Channel 10 documentary

Tune into Jay's Longest Melanoma March Channel 10 documentary - Copy

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.

Cancer Australia releases 'stage at diagnosis' data for top five incidence cancers – including melanoma

Cancer Australia releases 'stage at diagnosis' data for top five incidence cancers – including melanoma

For the first time in Australia, national data has been released on cancer stage at diagnosis. This data explores the top five incidence cancers – female breast cancer, colorectal, lung, prostate cancers and melanoma.

All Aussies should have access to this lifesaver

All Aussies should have access to this lifesaver

Carrie Palmer writes for The Daily Telegraph about her experience with melanoma. 

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

Julie-Ann Sams knows all too well that melanoma doesn’t discriminate. Life changed for her
youngest son, Toby Rayner, when he was diagnosed with a rare from of iris melanoma that sadly required his left eye to be surgically removed.


 

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

Julie-Ann Sams knows all too well that melanoma doesn’t discriminate. Life changed for her
youngest son, Toby Rayner, when he was diagnosed with a rare from of iris melanoma that sadly required his left eye to be surgically removed.


 

Congratulations to our Conjoint Medical Directors

Congratulations to our Conjoint Medical Directors

Our Conjoint Medical Directors have been announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Melanoma diagnosis for Australian Survivor contestant stark warning about the risks of sun exposure

Melanoma diagnosis for Australian Survivor Contestant stark warning about the risks of sun exposure

News reports today of a recently evicted Australian Survivor star being diagnosed with melanoma should serve as a stark warning to all Australians of the serious health risks posed by sun exposure.

60 Minutes' MIA Patient Feature Program

60 Minutes' MIA Patient Feature Program

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