Joanne’s story

Joanne’s story

Joanne and her trusty companion Frankie spend their days spreading a message of hope in hospitals, nursing homes, even prisons. It is a long way from her darkest hour facing palliative care. Joanne’s melanoma journey began six years ago when she had a mole removed...
James’ story

James’ story

Melanoma impacts more Australian teenagers and young adults than any other cancer. Dr James Wilmott, who has a young family of his own, has devoted his career to determining why these young Australians are susceptible to melanoma, and importantly, how to save them....
Jay’s story

Jay’s story

Jay was your typical Aussie bloke – a truck driver, husband, dad and mate to many. Then he got melanoma. His cancer diagnosis turned his life upside down, and set him on a path to helping educate others about how to prevent the potentially deadly disease. “No one...
Clair’s story

Clair’s story

Clair faced an impossible choice – risk delivering her baby early, or delay potentially life-saving melanoma treatment. She was 38 weeks’ pregnant with her first child when she received the news that a suspicious looking mole on her face was melanoma.  Her medical...
Bettina & Madi’s story

Bettina & Madi’s story

Little Madi misses her Dad. But she is determined to honour his memory and support life-saving melanoma research. Madi was only a toddler when her Dad Peter was diagnosed with melanoma after finding a painful lump in his arm in 2014. Peter’s doctor explained that his...