Join little Madi and Bettina in the fight against melanoma
25 January 2018
Little Madi misses her Dad. But she is determined to honour his memory and support life-saving melanoma research.
Madi was only a toddler when her Dad Peter was diagnosed with melanoma after finding a painful lump in his arm in 2014. Peter’s doctor explained that his was a rare and aggressive form of cancer called nodular melanoma, which presents as lumps. The prognosis was grim. The family was shattered. Peter passed away before Madi turned four.
“I miss Daddy,’ says Madi. ‘And I love him.”
It was Peter’s wish that his family do all they can to prevent little Madi from being at risk of developing melanoma. He knew research was the key to ending melanoma for future generations. Madi and her mum Bettina are honouring Peter’s legacy by encouraging Australians to join them in signing up for Melanoma March and raise funds to support life-saving research.
“I’m doing Melanoma March and I am doing it for Daddy,” little Madi says.
Madi and Bettina’s story features in a series of emotive videos showing the impact of melanoma on everyday Australians. Watch Madi and Bettina's story here and join them in the fight against melanoma by signing up for a Melanoma March event near you.
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