Olivia Vivian is an ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia. She wants to raise awareness about melanoma and potentially save lives. Olivia also wants to support our fundraising efforts so we can fund research to find a cure for all. It's a cause close to her heart, as her dad passed away from melanoma.
Melanoma prevention and early detection are vital to save lives.
Over exposure to ultra violet (UV) light causes 95% of melanoma, so the best way to prevent melanoma is to protect your skin from the sun. See the 5 ways to be sun safe!
Early detection of melanoma is key, as if caught early 90% of melanomas can be cured with surgery. Know your own skin and have a professional skin check regularly. Read our tips on checking your own skin and our advice on booking a professional skin check.