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Melanoma is a subject I, unfortunately, know a lot about - having spent my teenage years on Bondi Beach every weekend, with plenty of coconut oil rubbed into my skin. I now have had several melanomas, the last one resulting in lesions.

Melanoma treatment has come such a long way with new and improved treatment, which can kill the cancers, however, there is still more research urgently needed for all the Australians who get this nasty disease. Immunotherapy is in medical terms in its infancy, though it has been in Australia for some 9 years. This treatment boosts the immune system into finding and attacking the melanoma cancers or lesions and destroying them.

Now you can join the march to end melanoma! The Perth Melanoma Marchers will again be meeting at Cottesloe Beach.

Melanoma Marchers will then complete a loop of approximately 5 kilometres, whilst runners will complete a 10-kilometre loop. Both parties will be going along the beach pathways. This is a march and a run, however, it is not a timed event. Those that are registered to go into either event will have access to free skin checks on the day.

The march will be on 31st March 2019 and registration will open on the day at 7.30 am. You will need enough time to check in before the march commences, so make sure you get there a bit early - the march will commence at 8.00 am.

This year, there will be as many as 23 sites around Australia where this important event will take place. By participating in the Perth Melanoma March, it is a great way to show your support for those who are unfortunate enough to know all about the damage melanoma can do.

March Schedule
7.30 am is the event registration
8.00 am both the march and run commence
10.00 am the event closes

Melanoma Marchers and runners will be able to return to the event site at the end of the event to participate in games, entertainment and presentations and these will be suitable for the whole family.

Another plus for this event is that people don't realise that melanoma/treatment can be a lonely journey. There are times when patients can feel lost and hopeless and they just need someone to talk to who is going through the same strenuous journey. Melanoma March can also help connect people affected by melanoma across the country. You can read the story about the two women pictured below here.

Parking and Public Transport
There is plenty of parking in the area, but beware as most parking bays and car parks are metered.

Melanoma WA
MelanomaWA has again joined forces with Melanoma Institute Australia for the Melanoma March 2019. MelanomaWA is a not-for-profit organisation who provide support services to those suffering from or touched by melanoma.

MelanomaWA also aims to lessen the impact of melanoma on Western Australians through supply education and raising awareness of skin and sun safety.

At the time of writing, the association has raised $62,182 and they really need your help to get this amount as high as possible. Why not register now so that you can not only get a good walk but also help this research. You can register at this link.

The motto of this organisation is "Time won't stand still. Neither will we."

More information can be seen at their website and you could also donate to any of the people there to help this fundraising. Or why not organise for yourself or a friend to go in the march and start raising money now?

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Why? To raise money for melanoma
When: Saturday 31st March 2019
Where: Cottesloe Beach, WA
Cost: FREE
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