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What is Melanoma March?

Every five hours, one Australian dies from melanoma.

Take steps to beat this killer disease.

Meet some of the families affected by melanoma on the Melanoma March News page.

We’re marching so everyone survives.

Melanoma March is in its ninth year and is Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign. Each Melanoma March brings together melanoma patients, their families, and local communities to raise awareness and funds for research to reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.

Last year, over 7,000 people from every state and territory supported Melanoma March. This year, we invite you to march with us, so everyone survives.

Why fundraise?

Melanoma March is saving lives.

It is expected that there will be over 15,000 melanoma diagnoses in Australia in 2019. Melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australian men and women, and the most common cancer affecting 15 to 39-year-olds. In 2019, it is predicted that there will be over 1,700 deaths from melanoma - that is one Australian every five hours.

Recent advances in treatment pioneered by MIA clinicians and researchers have tripled the life expectancy for advanced melanoma patients.

MIA’s ultimate mission is zero deaths from melanoma – a goal our Co-Medical Directors believe will be reached in their lifetimes.

But we can’t do it alone.

Take steps to beat this killer disease.

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