Melanoma survivors walk from Sydney to Melbourne to raise money

Melanoma survivors walk from Sydney to Melbourne to raise money

26 July 2014

Melanoma survivors and long-time friends Jay Allen and Andrew Rust concluded their 900km walk from Sydney to Melbourne completing their walk at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday 26 July.

Mr Rust and Mr Allen have both been affected by melanoma and undertook this challenge to raise awareness of melanoma and to raise vital funds for melanoma research for Melanoma Institute Australia.

Despite freezing conditions and many blisters, the pair, together with a full support crew, made great headway with their 16-day journey.

 “When it gets tough, I think of the friends I've lost. They would have done anything to be able to have done this walk with me,” Mr Allen says. Mr Allen has lost 16 friends to melanoma in the past 6 years.

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