Did you know every five hours, one Australia dies from melanoma?Melanoma March is coming…

This Melanoma March you can take steps to beat this killer disease.

The annual march will be held on Sunday, March 21st, 2021. You can register your interest in the march here: https://melanomamarch.org.au/cms/register-interest-2021.

This year is the 10th year of Melanoma March. Each Melanoma March brings together melanoma patients, their families, and local communities to raise awareness and funds for research to reach the Melanoma Institute of Australia’s 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.

Melanoma March is your chance to:

  • Remember those lost to melanoma.
  • Support our dedicated researchers.
  • Inspire all Australians to help end melanoma.

Melanoma March is a great cause to help raise awareness and funds for research to help reach the goal of zero deaths from melanoma. You can donate here: https://donate.melanoma.org.au/summerappeal/

Of course if you are taking part , or supporting, remember the five steps you can take to protect yourself and greatly reduce your risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Slip on sun-protective clothing
Slop on SPF30 or 50 broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go outdoors and thenreapply every two hours
Slap on a broad-brim hat to protect your face, head, neck and ears.
Seek shade
Slide on sunglasses – make sure they meet Australian standards (and have a UV filter – you can add this to you plain specs too)

(Watch Sid the Seagull at https://www.reydonstreet.com.au/2020/11/18/it-is-still-the-same-sun/)

If you have a new mole or change in an existing mole, don’t leave it unchecked. Book an appointment with either Dr Brittany Wakefield or Dr Paul Colbrook to have these examined. Book online here: www.reydonstreet.com.au/billing-arrangements/bookings/

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