By 2014, 16 locations around Australia (in both rural and metro locations) participated in the campaign with over 6000 people marching for a cure and raising $550,000 for melanoma research. The monies raised in 2014 contributed to fund a world first clinical trial aimed at improving life outcomes for patients with brain metastases, which impacts upon approximately 50% of advanced melanoma patients. The trial opened in October 2014 and will have a significant impact for melanoma treatment options around the world.
The Steyne Hotel will host both the pre and post event.
The Melanoma March is also selling bandana’s to help raise funds and the Manly Warringah Waratahs have bought 55 of them for each player across our 5 grades. Unfortunately we won’t be able to participate in the march as we will be playing our first week of finals across all grades, however we hope the event is resounding success.