Community Fundraising September Wrap-Up

Community Fundraising September Wrap-Up

2 October 2019

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.

The Nelson Bay Melanoma Awareness Golf Day, organised by Lynne Willis, had a 'cover up for melanoma' focus. Twelve ladies from the Woolooware Golf Girls donned their sun safe long sleeve shirts and colourful socks to raise $400 for melanoma. Thank you ladies!

Timothy Ashworth signed up to the Coastal Classic a few weeks after his uncle, Tony Ashworth, was diagnosed with melanoma. Timothy's 30km trail run, held on September 7 along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, raised almost $3000 for melanoma research in memory of Tony, who sadly passed away in April this year.

Thank you to Nikki Patulny who organised a Melanoma Awareness Campaign at Concord High School to raise awareness about melanoma and sun safety, raising $400 for MIA.

The Terry Raper Memorial Bowls Tournament was held for the 13th consecutive year at Revesby Workers Sports Club. We thank everyone who attended, with a special mention to Dave Raper for his continued efforts in supporting MIA.

Members of Genesis Health & Fitness Mayfield participated in the Genesis Mayfield Walkathon. For 12 hours, members of the gym and local community walked in half hour shifts on the treadmill to raise money for melanoma research! Staff member Christy and owner John both lost their fathers to melanoma within a week of one another.

We extend our thanks to the Cameron Downs State School Community who held a fundraiser along with the Cameron Downs State School Playgroup. The day included morning tea and a range of activities for the kids and raised over $200!

Keryn Salzmann, Nicole Tasker and 60 willing walkers took on the South Coast Charity walk from Stanwell Park on September 22 in support of Nicole's husband Steve who is currently undergoing treatment for Stage IV melanoma. Together, they raised almost $3000. What an amazing effort! 

A big thank you to Guy Gibson and Vanda Smith for organising the 2019 Woollahra Charity Golf Day at the Woollahra Golf Club for the second consecutive year. Over 150 people attended and funds raised are still being counted!

What a month – and thanks to all our committed fundraising community.

The Federal Government's 2015-16 Budget announcements benefit research
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Professor Thompson made an honorary member of the American Surgical Association
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Professor Thompson made an honorary member of the American Surgical Association

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Anti-PD1 immunotherapy pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA® ) has been registered by the TGA

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MIA's Autumn Newsletter
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Professor John Thompson appointed to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
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Professor John Thompson appointed to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

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Melanoma Institute part of $14m melanoma project grant

Federal Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, announced more than $14 million in funding for a research program to study the molecular determinants of risk, progression and treatment response in melanoma.

Melanoma March Bibs
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Melanoma March Bibs

If you would like to download a bib for your Melanoma March, we have a selection for you to choose from, print and bring along with you on the day. 

Manly Melanoma March
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Manly Melanoma March

Manly Melanoma March has changed to a new location. 

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Q&A with Melanoma March Fundraisers

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Research Director Graham Mann explains where Melanoma March funds are going
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Research Director Graham Mann explains where Melanoma March funds are going

We want to share with you what your valuable Melanoma March donation and fundraising goes towards and our Research Director, Graham Mann explains the national research project the funds will be going towards.

First patient recruited to the EAGLE FM Trial
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First patient recruited to the EAGLE FM Trial

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Online Comments to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
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Online Comments to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

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A man of commitment
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Melanoma March has officially launched
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Melanoma March has officially launched

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Melanoma March is around the corner
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Help us march towards a cure for melanoma research. See where your local march is and how you can get involved.

Q&A with a PhD student
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Interview on the latest melanoma treatments
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MIA's Associate Professor Georgina Long and stage 4 melanoma patient, Maria, were recently interviewed by ABC Weekend Breakfast about the latest in clincial trials and melanoma treatments.