Toyota and country music fans invited to tip their hat to help tackle Australia's national cancer – melanoma
19 January 2018
Melanoma Institute Australia is delighted to be the charity partner for the Toyota Country Music Festival 2018 in Tamworth, with the traditional festival hat giveaway to raise vital funds for research into melanoma prevention and treatment.
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Australia has one of the highest rates in the world with one person dying from the disease every five hours. It is the most common cancer affecting 15 to 39 year olds and incidence in the over 60s age bracket is also increasing. 14,000 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year.
Melanoma Institute Australia is leading the world charge to prevent melanoma and find a cure, and funds raised at this year’s Toyota Country Music Festival through their annual hat fundraiser will help fuel ongoing research.
Toyota ambassadors, including Lee himself and The McClymonts, will be making surprise appearances to support this cause as well during the Festival to meet fans and show their support in raising awareness of sun safety.
Prevention is the key to saving lives from melanoma. All Australians are urged to wear SPF 50+ sunscreen and re-apply at least every two hours or after swimming or activity; cover up with a broad-brimmed hat, long pants and shirt and sunglasses; and seek shade in the heat of the day.
Hats will be available daily at the Toyota Fanzone at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm in exchange for a two-dollar donation with all proceeds going to Melanoma Institute Australia
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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!