Melanoma March 2017 wraps up!
12 May 2017
It’s a wrap, everybody – thank you so much to all those who contributed in a range of different ways to our results for this year. This was a huge effort, largely by devoted volunteers around the country, without whom we could not achieve this annual national awareness and fundraising campaign.
This year, as you know, was a little different in that we had Melanoma March events at over 17 different locations and we also had Jay Allen undertaking another community fundraising venture, The Longest Melanoma March. Total gross revenue for the Marches was $609,000 and for the Longest Melanoma March $259,000. In combination, therefore, $868,000 has been raised for melanoma research, which is a phenomenal community effort.
Once costs have been deducted, as you know the funds from Melanoma March 2017 are committed to supporting the Big Data for Melanoma project to establish a national register. The funds from Jay’s Longest Melanoma March are committed to supporting a national clinical trial for Stage III melanoma patients, with the aim of reducing/preventing the chances of recurrence.
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Melanoma March 2017 - that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone that helped make it happen.
Thank you so much to all those who contributed in a variety of ways to Melanoma March 2017 in 17 different locations and more around the country! You have contributed to getting the Big Data for Melanoma national Research Project happening!
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