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A Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells and twenty-five percent develop from moles, so it is very important to watch any moles you have on your body for changes in colour, size, itchiness or skin breakdown. Being the most dangerous of skin cancers, it can kill if not detected early. Australia and New Zealand have the highest rate of melanoma in the World.
The more awareness and education delivered to the public, the more this disease can be treated early with successful outcomes. Do not be complacent with it comes to your skin.
Melanoma March brings patients, their families and friends, as well as the local community together, to spread the word and raise valuable funds to reach the goal of zero deaths from melanoma. The event this year is being held on Lawn 3 at The Tan Track, Melbourne Botanical Gardens, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne. Lawn 3 is adjacent to the King George V Monument between Linlithgow Ave and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
The registration event opens are 7.30am followed by speeches and thanks at 8.45am. The march, which consists of one complete clockwise lap of the Tan Track (4klm) commences at 9.00am and concludes at 12 Noon. The walking route is wheelchair and pram accessible. While dogs are allowed, they must be on a lead at all times. Stalls serving drinks and light refreshments will be open from 8.00am on the day.
For more information, please visit the Website or call 02 9911 7200.