Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world, so much so that it is often referred to as 'Australia's national cancer'. With an average of 14,000 people diagnosed each year (and rising), around 1,800 will die from this disease each year. The Melanoma March is Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign to support melanoma research, with over 21 Marches confirmed across the country this year.
The event will be held at Islington Park (access from Maitland Road). You can register on the day from 7.30am – adults (18+) $25, children (5–17) $15 and under 5's free. There will be speeches and acknowledgements from approximately 8.40am, with the march beginning at 9am – a gentle 3.6km walk around the park. This community run event encourages all ages and abilities to join in, visit newcastle.melanomamarch.org.au for more information.