Melano-way

Our team are supporting Cancer Council's The March Charge...

We are trying to raise funds for such a dangerous type of cancer that take the lives of many people unexpectedly. As a group of teenagers, we understand how dangerous melanoma can be and how it can start to develop at a young age. We are aiming to raise $500 to support melanoma research as-well as programs and promotions for sun safety in youth! 


What is melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the skin cells called melanocytes and usually occurs on the parts of the body that have been overexposed to the sun. Rare melanomas can occur inside the eye or in parts of the skin or body that have never been exposed to the sun such as the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and under the nails.

Melanoma is projected to be the third most common cancer diagnosis in Australia in 2020, which along with New Zealand has the world's highest incidence rate of melanoma. Melanoma is more commonly diagnosed in men than women. The risk of being diagnosed with melanoma by age 85 is 1 in 13 for men compared to 1 in 21 for women. 

It is estimated that 16,878 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in Australia in 2021. 


Say no to melanoma! 

Thank you to our Sponsors

$52

Tess O Donnell

$52

Ella O’donnell

I love you Tessie, good job xx

$25

Rachel Grover

$25

Lauren Marsh

$25

Max O'connell

$25

Amali Andrews

$21

Anonymous

$5

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