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Melanoma March


What is the date of the 2016 Melanoma March?

Melanoma March is a campaign dedicated to raising funds and awareness for melanoma. Melanoma Institute Australia and a dedicated team of volunteer supporters will be hosting various events throughout late February, March and early April to contribute to our fundraising total. Please check your location specific webpage for all relevant details.

 

Where does the event start?

Please check the location specific webpages for all the details relating to your local area. You can find these by hovering over the "Locations" link above.  

 

How do I register for the 2016 event?

Registrations for the 2016 Melanoma March are now open. Click here to register.

 

Who can enter the event?

Anyone can enter the event. All of the March locations around Australia will be hosting a 4km (approximate) route which participants are welcome to walk, jog or run. Everyone is welcome to take part. Should you have any accessibility concerns, please do not hesitate to email us for more information. 

 

What should I wear to THE EVENT?

The organisers of Melanoma March advise that you practice sun safety when in the outdoors. We recommend that everyone taking part apply 50+ broad spectrum sunscreen at regular intervals, before and during the event. Participants should also wear a broad brim hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking or running shoes.

Merchandise will be available to purchase on the day of the event, or you can purchase merchandise prior to the event via our online shop.

 

Do I need to register a child under the age of 5 years old?

Yes, all entrants regardless of age must be registered to be allowed to take part in this event. Children under the age of 5 can be registered free of charge.

 

CAN I BRING MY DOG TO THE MARCH?

Yes! Our four legged friends are all welcome, and is free to enter.

 

Who owns the event?

Melanoma March is an initiative of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). We are extremely grateful for the relationships we have with a number of other melanoma organisations around Australia who assist MIA to stage this event in various states including the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation in Adelaide, melanomaWA in Perth and Skin & Cancer Foundation in Melbourne.

 

What is the purpose of the event?

Melanoma March was started in 2012 in Manly as an event to create greater awareness of melanoma in Australia while also raising funds for vital melanoma research. Since it began, the event has grown from one site to 24 locations around Australia and is now Melanoma Institute Australia's major annual, national fundraising event.

 

HOW MUCH HAS BEEN RAISED OVER THE YEARS?

Melanoma March has raised over $1.6m for melanoma research and education programs.

 

How WILL MY FUNDS BE USED?

The 2016 Melanoma March campaign provides critical funding for an ambitious new MIA-led project that will ultimately transform the way patients are treated by shining a research light on melanoma care. The world-leading ‘Big Data for Melanoma’ project will feature an online platform designed to engage with melanoma care, wherever it takes place.

 

Participating melanoma centres around the country will link databases, for the first time bringing together the key information about the treatment of their patients on a national scale. At present melanoma is only recorded by national cancer registries at the time it is initially diagnosed. Data suitable for research about the patients’ treatment and progress is currently only collected in a few specialist centres. This project seeks to expand this substantially and facilitate the appropriate combination of this invaluable information to provided new insights into treatment responses, especially with the less common forms of melanoma where our aggregated national experience will be so informative. Find out more.

What does my entry fee cover?

Melanoma March is a not-for-profit event. Sponsorships and your entry fee help cover the operating costs for the event. All money brought in through fundraising goes directly towards a melanoma research project of national importance.

 

How much does it cost to enter?

Adult 18+ $30
Child (6-17 yrs old) $15
Child (5 yrs and under) FREE
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $80

 

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes. Please email us to register your interest and you can get involved as a volunteer at your local event. Remember to let us know which location you'd like to help at, as we have over 20 sites around Australia!

 

Who can I contact for more information?

Please click on the Contact Us tab above for all contact details. You can also email us directly by clicking here.

 

How can I become a corporate sponsor of this event / cause?

Melanoma Institute Australia invites you and your organisation to make curing cancer your business! If you have the capacity to get involved as a sponsor or partner, please email Merrin Lavender at events@melanoma.org.au.

More information and a downloadable Partnership Proposal is available via our Corporate Sponsorships page.