Melanoma March News

Record crowd for Manly’s Melanoma March

WITH a record crowd of 800 people, Manly’s Melanoma March on Sunday commemorated people who have lost a battle with the disease. Hosted by the Biggest Loser’s Shannan Ponton, who has waged a battle with the disease after diagnosis in 2010, the event aims to support...

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Swimming champion Cate Campbell to March for a cure

World record holder, Olympian and Australian swimming champion Cate Campbell has been announced as National Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). Cate is also supporting Melanoma March and will be attending the Brisbane twilight March at Riverstage on...

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Raph’s story

Tess McGowan-Chan was just 30 years old and five months pregnant with her first child when she received a diagnosis no expecting parent would ever want to hear. Celebrating her first wedding anniversary and excited to welcome her first child into the world, Tess...

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The Brazier Boys’ Story

The Brazier family, from the NSW Northern Tablelands, didn't know much about melanoma until father of four Mark as diagnosed with the disease in 2015. Mark's melanoma progressed rapidly and he passed away the following year. Not wanting to see other families go...

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Mark & Kylie’s story

In February 2014 Emma Dunlop spotted a freckle inside her hairline that was turning pink. It was removed that day and turned out to be a melanoma. Emma quickly became one of MIA's most loved and active community fundraisers, working tirelessly to raise funds for...

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Jenny’s story

Young father David Day had his whole life ahead of him when he noticed a lump under his arm that lead to a devastating diagnosis of melanoma, at just 33 years of age. 

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Melanoma March is up and running for 2019!

Melanoma March is back and bigger than ever for 2019! With over 21 Marches confirmed across the country and more to come, it’s time for Aussies everywhere to get involved. Time moves on for families affected by melanoma. Just as time won’t stand still, neither will...

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Joanne’s story

Joanne and her trusty companion Frankie spend their days spreading a message of hope in hospitals, nursing homes, even prisons.

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Jay’s story

Jay was your typical Aussie bloke – a truck driver, husband, dad and mate to many. Then he got melanoma. ..

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Clair’s story

Clair faced an impossible choice – risk delivering her baby early, or delay potentially life-saving melanoma treatment…

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Shannan’s story

Shannan Ponton thought he was invincible – he wasn’t. But his melanoma battle ended up saving more than his own life

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