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Melanoma is regarded as Australia's Cancer
Melanoma takes more young Australian lives than any other single cancer
Now in its fifth year, the annual 4 km Melanoma March will be held along the picturesque foreshore at Henley Beach to the Grange Jetty and back, on Sunday, 18 March, from 9.00 am - 10.30 am. Check in is from 8.00 am for 9.00 am March start.
Melanoma March along the picturesque foreshore at Henley Beach.
The not-for-profit charity Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) in collaboration with the Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) are excited to conduct this family friendly event, which helps raise funds for necessary research into treatment and a cure for melanoma, Australia's national cancer. In Australia we are making incredible inroads with research and treatment, but this can only be maintained through support from around the country.
'Team Marlene' supporters at the 2017 Melanoma March.
CEO and Olympic Basketballer, Rachael Sporn, who devastatingly lost her grandmother to melanoma, said she is thrilled to be involved with this amazing community objective of broadening public awareness concerning early diagnosis and prevention of melanoma and raising the vitally needed funds for research.
Sporn said,"We depend upon the marvellous generosity of the Australian public to continue our vital research. We are so grateful for the help and support we are given to ensure our research experts may continue their work. The public help us by donating, fund raising, volunteering or by taking an active role in our community events such as Melanoma March.
Working together we can make melanoma a disease of the past."
Sporn said, "Melanoma March is an event that can pro-actively ensure a better future for thousands of Australians diagnosed with melanoma each year. Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world with one Australian dying every five hours from melanoma. For the 20-34 year olds, melanoma takes more young Australian lives than any other single cancer."
The Melanoma March is your opportunity to join other families, corporate teams, dog- walkers, joggers, athletes and strollers to help find a cure for melanoma. And, you don't need to be an athletic sports-person to participate.
Why not join in to make this our best Melanoma March ever?
Anyone can enter our Melanoma March. All entrants, regardless of their age, need to be registered (you can register on the day) to be able to participate in the Melanoma March. Children under the age of 5 years can be registered free.
The Melanoma March commenced in Manly in 2012 to create greater awareness of melanoma in Australia while also raising funds for vital melanoma research. The event has grown from that one site to 24 locations participating around Australia and is now Melanoma Institute Australia's major annual, national fundraising event, which has raised over $2.2m for melanoma research and education programs.
The 2018 Melanoma March will be conducted in 21 locations around Australia with a target to raise $850,000 for the essential research to help find a cure into what is regarded as "Australia's Cancer." With one Australian dying every five hours from melanoma, we have one of the highest incidences of melanoma in the world.
In recent years research breakthroughs have tripled the life expectancy for advanced melanoma patients.
Adult 18 year - $30
Seniors (60 ) - $20
Child 6 - 17 - $15
Child 5 and under FREE.
What does my entry fee cover?
Melanoma March is a not-for-profit event. Sponsorships and your entry fee help cover the operating costs for the event. All money brought in through fundraising goes directly towards a melanoma research project of national importance.
For further information regarding Melanoma March 2018 please click HERE.
Or Please Contact: Rachael Sporn at: