Also winning an award was the Melanoma March. This is a walk from the heart of Manly towards Lagoon Park and back again, and is a 4km round trip. All participants are encouraged to raise funds for the event.
This is a charity very close to the heart of James Economides from sponsor Red Property. James son passed away a few years ago from skin cancer, and James has been a skin cancer advocate ever since.
Throughout the month of March, leading up to the event in collaboration with Melanoma Institute Australia, an awareness campaign showing the dangers of Melanoma is publicised through print and social media as well as involving partners and many businesses in the local community who assist in raising funds for Melanoma Institute Australia. The Melanoma March raised over $200,000 in 2014.
In 2014 local business Mambo helped out by creating art for a bandana produced to sell to raise funds. We are pleased to say that the Manly Warringah Waratahs purchased a bandana for all 55 grade players. James accepted the award from Manly Mayor Jean Hay and fellow Manly Warringah Waratah patron, NSW Premier Mike Baird, on behalf of the Melanoma Institute.