This year's March Against Melanoma™ was held on Sunday, 2 March 2014 at St Kilda. Some 1,500 people registered and marched along the foreshore that morning and, with several others, attended the expo and MelaNOmore concert afterwards.
Thanks to all our supporters, fundraisers, marchers, sponsors, staff, and volunteers. There were a lot of people involved and everyone put in a great effort to help make the day a success. We could not have done it without you.
Skin cancer and melanoma are leading health issues in
Australia. Over 400,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer each year,
yet the level of education and awareness of these two health issues is
incredibly low compared to some other higher profile health issues.
The March Against Melanoma™ campaign is focussed on raising awareness, promoting the importance of early detection and prevention against skin cancer and melanoma. The event also provides a supportive network for all those affected by either skin cancer or melanoma.
The event has now been running for 8 years. The March was originated by Louise White in 2007 after her daughter Emily died from melanoma just after her 27th birthday.
Sponsors and Donations
If you have not had the chance to support these great people, then you still can. Our website is still accepting sponsorship and donations in support of the various teams. Click on the team, or individual's name, on the right hand panel.
If you were not sponsoring a team or individual fundraiser, then you can still make a donation to the March Against Melanoma™ - just click here.
More News Coming...
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WICKED at the March
Glinda the Good Witch is supporting the March Against Melanoma!
The two leading ladies of Australian stage, Lucy Durack and Gretel Scarlett, will be performing for us on Sunday.
Lucy Durack, "Glinda" from WICKED and Gretel Scarlett, "Sandy" from Grease will perform on stage after the walk this Sunday. WICKED, the most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show, will thrill Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from May 2014.
Awe-inspiring and spectacular, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.
Tickets for WICKED are now on sale through Ticketmaster.
Photo courtesy of Herald-Sun
Sam Stynes will lead the March Against Melanoma on Sunday.
The Herald-Sun today reported
that Sam "will lead Sunday’s 4km March Against Melanoma through St Kilda’s Catani Gardens in honour of her late husband.
She will march with Stynes’ two sisters to raise awareness for the cancer he was first diagnosed with, which kills 1800 people a year and is the most common cancer for Australians aged 15 to 44.
“It is nice, in terms of a legacy,” she said of the event.
“Raising awareness is really important, but (the march) also brings together people who have had a similar challenge."
Geelong’s Denis Walter has thrown his support for the March Against Melanoma to raise funds and awareness for the potentially deadly disease.
The well-known radio presenter, singer and media personality experienced a scare late last year but thankfully it was low level.
“I am passionate about this cause as not only did I have my own skin cancer scare, but my mother-in-law had level five melanoma which impacted heavily on the family. I was just so lucky I found it early. Early detection is such an important message. I urge everyone to get a regular skin check.”
Denis has his own fundraising page on the March Against Melanoma website.Click here to sponsor him now.
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