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.

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

The latest research from Dr James Wilmott

The latest research from Dr James Wilmott

Dr James Wilmott is researching how melanoma forms in young people.

Jay Allen MIA's Community Coordinator nominated for NSW Australian of the Year award

Jay Allen MIA's Community Coordinator nominated for NSW Australian of the Year award

Congratulations to MIA’s Community Coordinator and melanoma survivor Jay Allen who has been announced as a nominee for the 2018  Australian of the Year Awards.

First patient recruited to the EAGLE FM Trial

First patient recruited to the EAGLE FM Trial

Evaluation of Groin Lymphadenectomy Extent for Metastatic Melanoma (EAGLE FM) clinical trial has recruited its first patient.