Melanoma March keeps marching
14 March 2018
Weekend two hit the ground Marching with Melanoma Marches in Wollongong, Townsville, Mandurah and Western Sydney. The NSW locations and Mandurah were welcomed with beautiful weather, while Townsville faced a few concerns with weather warnings. Feedback has been overwhelming from all four committees and participants praising the running and atmosphere of all four Marches.
Despite tumultuous weather conditions earlier in the week, that didn’t stop the people of Townsville banding together to narch for melanoma. With their fundraising tally over $10,000, the committee and participants all greatly contributed to our worthy and important cause.
Wollongong was graced with nearly 350 people all marching for a cure. Representing Melanoma Institute Australia in their shirts, hats and shades, the March was a great success with Wollongong’s tally breaking over the $30,000 mark!
They may be small but they are mighty Mandurah! Thank you to everyone who marched 5km and those who opted to run 10km for melanoma in Mandurah. The community support is much appreciated. Your time and donations all contribute to vital research, working towards zero deaths from melanoma.
Western Sydney’s location change at Regatta Park was gorgeous on Sunday morning, with the picturesque landscape. There is always a sense of community at Melanoma March Western Sydney, with people remembering and honouring those loved and lost to melanoma.
Thank you to all involved in the preparation and execution of the second weekend of Marches! The photos look wonderful, the tally is growing and we are all working together to end melanoma.
A must-read personal account by Garry Maddox in The Sydney Morning Herald of how immunotherapy is revolutionising melanoma treatment.
On Friday, a publication that lays out the steps needed to find out if a systematic screening program for melanoma would benefit all Australians was published in the Australia & New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Melanoma March events have been cancelled. A Virtual March will be held on Sunday 29th March. Read this statement from MIA CEO Matthew Browne.
Thank you to the thousands of Aussies who bought ‘Game On Mole‘ t-shirts, took selfies, shared t-shirt pics on social media and started lifesaving conversations around sun safety and skin health.
Melanoma patients now have greater access to subsidised immunotherapy thanks to additional treatments today being listed on the PBS.
Brisbane couple Leon and Tamra Betts were, like thousands of others around Australia, on the couch watching MAFS when newlywed Natasha ran through her weekly beauty routine. When they heard the 26-year-old mention solarium use, they were shocked, and then saddened, prompting this open letter to all young Australians.
Professor Richard Scolyer, Co-Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia, will welcome international attendees this weekend to a sold-out, two-day course on ‘Pigmented Lesions and Other Hot Topics in Dermatopathology’.
It is time for a reality check on solariums.
They have no place in anyone’s beauty routine.
Throughout January our community created, hosted and participated in some amazing events, each of them helping us on our quest to reach zero deaths from melanoma.
Australian television presenter, interior designer and mother Kyly Clarke has been announced as the new Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and its national awareness and fundraising campaign Melanoma March.
Melanoma Institute Australia has recently partnered with three other organisations to boost support for melanoma patients and their carers across Australia.
Melanoma patients and their families across Western Australia will benefit from strengthened and expanded services with the merging of melanomaWA and Melanoma Institute Australia.
Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.
We are extremely grateful for our community fundraisers, who, even in this difficult time, have given up their time and effort to fundraise so we can continue to work towards our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
Melanoma patients are set to benefit from subsidised access to immunotherapy treatment for high risk early-stage and advanced-stage melanoma patients.
An informative article on how immunotherapy is revolutionising cancer treatment, written by Jill Margo and featured in the Australian Financial Review.
Melanoma patients and their families in the Riverina will benefit from strengthened and sustained melanoma services with the merger of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and Melanoma Institute Australia.
Belmont High School at Lake Macquarie has been announced winner of the 2019 SunSafe Student Ambassador Program video competition.
It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!
Videos of the sessions at the recent Patient Information Evening co-hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) are now available for viewing.