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!
Melanoma Institute Australia has introduced a new educational program to teach teenagers about the dangers of melanoma and the importance of sun safety.
"International collaboration remains the key to ensuring this pioneering research continues so we can increase survival rates for advanced melanoma patients and move us closer to achieving our goal of zero deaths from melanoma," says Professor Georgina Long, of the clinical trial results presented at ESMO 2018.
Research that could change clinical practice for high-risk Stage III melanoma patients has been presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Munich.
A larger, monthly dose of immunotherapy can give melanoma patients more freedom without sacrificing effectiveness.
The Australasian Melanoma Conference, hosted by the Australasian Melanoma Conference Committee, was held in Melbourne on the weekend, with many of MIA's clinicians in attendance.
The two men who discovered checkpoint inhibitors, the brakes of the immune system, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, October 1.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is releasing the 4th edition of Classification of Skin Tumours.
Former Executive Director of Melanoma Institute Australia Professor John Thompson awarded the prestigious 2018 RPA Foundation Research Medal.
Clinicians, patients and other stakeholders in the cancer community are invited to make submissions in support of the PBS listing for pembrolizumab.
The World Congress on Cancers of the Skin 2018 has featured many minds from MIA sharing their expertise and wealth of knowledge with over 1000 attendees from around the world.
Melanoma Institute Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Browne as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
It was a full house this week at Melanoma Institute Australia thanks to our ‘Melanoma in Practice: Nurse Conference’.
A new study from The University of Sydney shows that sunscreen reduces melanoma risk by 40 per cent when used from a young age.
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) has launched a free e-learning portal to educate healthcare professionals about the latest advances in melanoma diagnosis and treatment.
When David lost his life last year, he was 33, with three daughters under six.
Clinical trials are just that – trials in a clinical setting to evaluate the effectiveness or otherwise of individual and combination treatments.
Melanoma Institute Australia scooped the award pool at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Academy of Pathology.
Melanoma patients across Australia will benefit from the release of updated clinical care guidelines.
An American study has discovered a link between early detection and marital status in melanoma diagnosis.