Melanoma March 2016March 15, 2016
On Sunday 6th March 2016, the Melanoma Institute Australia together with Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF), held their annual Melanoma March Adelaide. This early morning beach walk was a great way for the whole family to have some fun while they fundraise and raise awareness for Australia’s national cancer, melanoma.
The AMRF is a not-for-profit charity organisation, set up by a group of dedicated volunteers with the aim of raising vital funds for research into novel immune based treatments for melanoma. AMRF also dedicate their time to melanoma awareness within the community, and educating the public on the support services available to anyone who is affected by melanoma.
The March commenced at Henley Beach in Adelaide, which boasted white sands and amazing scenery for the marchers to enjoy, before heading to Grange Jetty and back again to complete their 4km journey.
The Adelaide Melanoma March was a huge success where more than 500 people participated in the march to take a stand against melanoma and help support research.
The day turned out to be a hot one, and all of the Marchers appreciated the SunSense sunscreen they found in their registration packs.
A massive $40,000 was raised from this event, with the money going towards ongoing local research for a melanoma cure. A contribution will also be made to the ‘Big Data for Melanoma’ Project. Nationally $404,000 has been raised so far, helping make a difference to melanoma patients around the country.
The nation is continuing to march for a cure and there are still 18 marches around Australia to go. It’s great to see so many Australians take a stand against melanoma. If you are interested in participating, or for more information, click here.