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
Timothy Ashworth signed up to the Coastal Classic a few weeks after his uncle,
Thank you to Nikki
Members of Genesis Health & Fitness Mayfield
We extend our thanks to the Cameron Downs State School
Keryn Salzmann, Nicole Tasker and 60 willing walkers took on the South Coast Charity walk from Stanwell Park on September 22
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.
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.
Our Conjoint Medical Directors have been announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
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.
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.
Dr James Wilmott is researching how melanoma forms in young people.
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.
Evaluation of Groin Lymphadenectomy Extent for Metastatic Melanoma (EAGLE FM) clinical trial has recruited its first patient.