Online Fundraising


Marching for a Cure


  • Date
  • Venue
  • Event Commence
  • Post-March
  • Length of the route
  • Sunday 20 march 2016
  • john wright park, tuncurry
  • event registration - 8am
  • walk start time - 9am
  • light refreshements and entertainment will be available
  • approximate 3km loop

We are excited to announce that Forster-Tuncurry will be welcoming Melanoma Institute Australia to their town for the first time in March 2016. Committee hosts, Mandy Smethurst and Barbara Hayes, invite the local community to unite to march toward a cure on Sunday 20 March, taking place at the beautiful John Wright Park, located on Manning Street, Tuncurry.


The march will commence from John Wright Park before heading across the connecting bridge to John Holland Park in Forster, taking in some breath-taking views along the way, before returning to the start location for some light refreshments, entertainment and family fun.


Taking part in this event is not only good for your health, but you can also fundraise to fight this devastating disease. Join Melanoma Institute Australia and their dedicated volunteer committee as we march in memory of those who have been affected by this disease.


Both Mandy and Barbara have been directly impacted by melanoma and are hoping to raise funds and awareness to help change the outcome and quality of life of people living with this disease. The local committee and the team at Melanoma Institute Australia encourage everyone to join in on the march to one day find a cure!



John Wright Park is located off Manning Street, just 700m from the Great Lakes Cinema. There is limited parking available at the park, however nearby street parking can be found. John Wright Park in Tuncurry is also only a short stroll across the bridge from Forster.




We encourage all Melanoma Marches 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.



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.