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Marching for a Cure

  • Date
  • Venue
  • Event Commence
  • Post-March
  • Length of route
  • Sunday 20 March 2016
  • Western Event Lawn, NEXT TO ESPLANADE LAGOON
  • WALK START TIME - 8.00am
  • Light refreshments AND ENTERTAINMENT will be available
  • Approximate 4km loop

Cairns will be welcoming Melanoma Institute Australia to their town for the second time in March 2016, as the community bands together to march toward a cure. The second annual Melanoma March Cairns will take place from the picturesque Western Event Lawn on Cairns Esplanade, located on the western side of the lagoon.


Melanoma March Cairns will commence from the lawn and participants will head to the Pirate Ship before returning to Western Event Lawn for refreshments and entertainment.


In 2016, participants of the event are welcome to march, walk, stroll or even run the event. We encourage runners to make their way to the front of the pack at the start of the event. Please note; this is not a timed event.


Nicole Brown will be hosting this event in memory of her sister Mardi Fletcher. Nicole is a dedicated supporter of Melanoma Institute Australia, hoping to raise funds and awareness to help change the outcome and quality of life of people living with melanoma. Nicole, her family and the team at Melanoma Institute Australia encourage you to get involved and march to one day find a cure!


Getting there

There are car parks located along the length of the Esplanade and on-street car parking spaces throughout the Cairns CBD. Parking restrictions and fees may apply.



What to wear

We encourage all Melanoma Marchers to practice their sun safety while taking part in this event. Sunscreen will be available at all events, but we suggest that you apply your sunscreen before leaving home. Participants are also encouraged to dress appropriately with sun-safe clothing, hats and sunglasses and remember your comfortable shoes.


Can you help?

As a not-for-profit organisation, these events are all run by volunteers. All profits go directly toward funding research projects national importance. If you or your business has the capacity to help with the organisation of the event (printing flyers, sharing on social media, loaning pop-up marquees to the organisers etc.) it would be greatly appreciated. Please email us if you want to make a difference.