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When the UV index is low, sun protection is generally not needed unless outside for extended periods

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Fast facts

  • Around 36 Australians are diagnosed with Melanoma every day.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • Approx one person dies every 5 hours from Melanoma in Australia.
  • An estimated 545 Australian women will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Tanning beds emit dangerous UV rays, increasing the risk of Melanoma.
  • Severe sunburn during childhood can DOUBLE your risk of Melanoma.
  • Melanoma is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
  • An estimated 1230 Australian men will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Melanoma is the cancer most likely to affect 15-39 year olds.
  • Melanoma can arise in normal looking skin, a mole or freckle.
  • Melanoma, if detected/treated early, has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
  • There is no cure for melanoma that has spread throughout the body.

Friend of the Foundation

For those of you who are passionate about the melanoma cause and would like to become more involved in supporting activities the AMRF are involved in, we would you like to offer you the opportunity to become a Friend of the Foundation.

Becoming a Friend of the Foundation means you can help us in raising awareness and driving the prevention and cure of melanoma.

Simply fill in our secure online form and tick the ways in which you're able to help.

Click here to become a Friend of the Foundation.

By becoming a Friend of the Foundation, you will receive our quarterly email newsletter and other occasional correspondence. AMRF will not disclose any of your details to any other party.

Activities of our Friends

Pam Hogben has been very proactive in her local community by setting up an AMRF stall in front of the local supermarket, markets and car boot sales to name a few! Pam has on hand our educational brochures and melanoma rulers as well as having for sale AMRF branded Mangrove Jack's sunscreen, hats, bandanas and wristbands. Pam has been able to really engage with everyone that has visited and supported her endeavours. Thank you Pam for your passion and commitment to our cause and for representing AMRF so professionally.


Angelica Dizon was part of our volunteer team at our 2016 Melanoma March and really enjoyed the experience and interacting with all of the participants. Melanoma March is our marquee fundraising event and we rely on wonderful volunteers like Angelica to contribute to the successful running of the day.


Tracey Buckley has been a dynamo when it comes to holding her own fundraising activities to raise funds for AMRF. Fundraising activities have included a pie drive (pastry chef hubby Terry baking all the pies!), chocolate boxes in local businesses, a beer 'n' pizza night at the local pier, a cake stall at the Cairns hospital and collection tins in the wonderfully supportive businesses in Cairns. Thank you Tracy for all of your inspirational fundraising efforts.