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.
The 2021 Australasian Melanoma Conference (AMC2021) will held in Sydney, Australia.
Drug therapy set to become standard treatment in high-risk early stage patients to stop disease spread
We are excited to announce a return to our much-loved physical Melanoma March events in March 2022!
Over two fun, yet challenging, days in September an intrepid group of riders and crew successfully completed the annual Melanoma Bike Bash in WA!
Prof Long AO has been recognised by Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her transformative work advancing melanoma treatments.
Three MIA researchers at University of Sydney received grants to further their important melanoma research.
COVID restrictions continue to impact fundraising for melanoma services in Riverina.
Ben Garrow lost his life to melanoma. In his honour his family has established a scholarship to support a PhD student whose work focuses on saving lives from melanoma.
More than 150 clinicians, researchers and MIA staff gathered online to share research highlights.
Independent researchers at The University of Sydney are seeking patient feedback.
A re-cap of the wonderful, and often very creative, community fundraising initiatives over the April to June quarter.
Our patients who donate their tissue samples and records to our research are helping to make a difference to the lives of future melanoma patients.
MIA researchers have recently been awarded two competitive funding grants, which will help facilitate their ground-breaking work in melanoma research.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Amie St Clair Melanoma at the Annual Ball in Wagga Wagga!
Postponed to early 2022. Melanoma survivor Matt Kean is doing a 1000km bike ride around the Riverina to increase awareness of melanoma and raise funds for Amie St Clair Melanoma - MIA. There are many ways you can be part of this life-changing ride!
Riverina patients gain access to potentially life saving immunotherapy treatment close to home.
MIA's Prof Scolyer has been appointed as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia.
In a breakthrough which could extend to the treatment of other cancers, a new immune checkpoint inhibitor has proven effective in helping save the lives of advanced melanoma patients.
Whilst our research and clinical teams are trialling new treatments to save lives, it is our nurses who are on the front line providing care and support.