Team Melanoma smashes City2Surf

Team Melanoma smashes City2Surf

16 August 2019

It was a brisk and morning for the 80,000 people who participated in the 2019 City2Surf from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach.

We are honoured to have had so many generous people participating in the world’s largest annual fun-run to fundraise for us. More than 40 people represented Team Melanoma and together raised $50,000 in an effort to run over melanoma!

We wanted to highlight just a few of those on Team Melanoma.

Sophie Ross decided to fundraise for MIA as her father, who has now passed away from melanoma, enjoyed a longer life due to clinical trials he accessed through MIA. He would have turned 70 the day after City2Surf.

This year was Melissa Tague’s first ever City2Surf. Since being treated for Stage III melanoma, Melissa has been a vocal advocate for MIA. City2Surf had been on her bucket list for a long time, and she chose to fundraise for MIA as yet another way to show her support.

Briony Stevenson is a Stage III melanoma patient currently receiving treatment on a clinical trial at MIA. Briony’s motivation was to raise money for greater awareness and prevention, and to allow more treatment to be available without prohibitive costs. Briony’s 11-year-old daughter Zoe joined in for support.

Nicole Milburn was recently diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma and is currently enrolled in a clinical trial at MIA. She is inspired by the work of MIA and wanted to show her support by fundraising to help those who are helping her. Nicole’s sister Heidi also fundraised in support of her sister and they ran the City2Surf together with a group of friends and family.

Finally, 13-year-old Lochie Wotherspoon ran his first City2Surf this year in memory of his Uncle Gus who passed away from melanoma in 2009.

We want to thank every member of Team Melanoma and everyone who donated to them. With your help, we are moving closer to our goal of zero deaths from melanoma!

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