The AMRF Larapinta (Arrernte) Trek 2021

We’ve teamed up with Inspired Adventures to trek, explore and fundraise from 9-15 August 2021. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You’ll trek through the Australian outback on one of the most spectacular walking tracks in the world – the Larapinta Trail. Standing on ancient escarpments and gazing out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia, you will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside what is thought to be the oldest river course in the world – the Finke River.

Registrations are open now and there are limited spaces available for this incredible experience. To submit your expression of interest or request further information, please email ceo@melanomaresearch.com.au

Research | Awareness | Early Detection

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) is a not-for-profit charity organisation established in 2006 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide funding for research, awareness and early detection programs. 

AMRF also aims to reduce and prevent the incidence of melanoma, known as Australia’s national cancer, by conducting regular education and awareness programs and participating in community events. We have changed outcomes through free spot skin checks at these events

2020 Research Grants have been awarded

The AMRF recently awarded the 2020 research projects. Quality applications were received from around the country to make a very competitive field.

We have been helping to save Australian lives since 2006

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Did you know...

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PEOPLE DIE FROM
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MORE THAN 90% OF MELANOMA CASES CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED IF DETECTED EARLY
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CANCER DEATHS
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Fast Facts

Did you know in Australia, 1 person dies from melanoma every 5 hours.

Melanoma is often referred to as ‘Australia’s National Cancer’. AMRF aims to reduce and prevent the incidence of melanoma in Australia.

Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world
Melanoma is the most common cancer affecting 15 to 39-year-old Australians
More than 90% of Melanoma cases can be successfully treated if detected early
Severe sunburn in childhood can double risk of melanoma
Each year in Australia, close to 15,000 new cases are diagnosed
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What is melanoma?

Melanoma is the most severe type of skin cancer. It begins in skin cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that make melanin, which gives the skin its colour. Melanin also protects the deeper layers of the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. When people spend time in the sun, the melanocytes produce more melanin and cause the skin to tan. 

What to look for

It is very important to check your skin regularly in order to detect any changes in the SIZE, COLOUR or SHAPE of a mole or skin lesion. An easy way to detect potentially harmful moles or lesions is by using the ABCDE guidlines.

Am I at risk?

Yes. In fact, everyone is at risk, as we are all exposed to the sun. Due to variations in skin types, some people are more at risk than others. Check your risk level below:

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Prevention

Your exposure to ultra violet (UV) light from the sun is one of the major risk factors for melanoma that you can control. 

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How you can help

Here are some ways you can participate with us:

  • Host a fundraiser
  • Become a regular donor
  • Make a bequest
  • Volunteer and become part of our life changing work

We support research

The AMRF supports research into melanoma, including prevention and treatment. We specifically support the next generation of melanoma researchers in Australia by providing grants to post-graduate students and early career researchers.

Dr Pablo Garcia Valtanen & Ms Samantha Watson
Cancer Research Institute, Uni of SA

Current UV index
Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 6.1

UV index for Adelaide: 6.1 - HIGH
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 10:44 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Alice Springs
UV index: 9.6

UV index for Alice Springs: 9.6 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 10:44 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Brisbane
UV index: 11.5

UV index for Brisbane: 11.5 - EXTREME
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
  • When possible, stay indoors between 10am and 4pm
Canberra
UV index: 1.3

UV index for Canberra: 1.3 - LOW
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 9.6

UV index for Darwin: 9.6 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 10:44 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Emerald
UV index: 12.5

UV index for Emerald: 12.5 - EXTREME
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
  • When possible, stay indoors between 10am and 4pm
Gold Coast
UV index: 12.5

UV index for Gold Coast: 12.5 - EXTREME
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
  • When possible, stay indoors between 10am and 4pm
Kingston
UV index: 5.8

UV index for Kingston: 5.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Melbourne
UV index: 2.0

UV index for Melbourne: 2.0 - LOW
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 6.7

UV index for Newcastle: 6.7 - HIGH
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Perth
UV index: 6.2

UV index for Perth: 6.2 - HIGH
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 9:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Sydney
UV index: 2.1

UV index for Sydney: 2.1 - LOW
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 6.5

UV index for Townsville: 6.5 - HIGH
Last updated Monday, 23 November 2020 at 11:14 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat

Click the indexes to view the minimum recommended protection

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

UV observations courtesy of ARPANSA
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Privacy Policy

Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of the people whose personal information it collects. We collect personal information about individuals who are employed by us, our donors, our volunteers, other supporters, allied associations, consultants and service providers.

Information we collect

Whenever we collect personal information, we will identify ourselves as AMRF and ensure people are aware of why we are collecting information and how we plan to use it.

The type of personal information AMRF usually collects and holds includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, donation date, reason for donation, merchandise orders and other information such as health related information pertaining to AMRF research and program delivery. This information may be collected in person, via our website on the secure payment gateway, as well as other sources.

When people visit our website, or download information from it, the following information is recorded by Google Analytics:

  • Their network location and IP address
  • The date and time of their visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page
  • Referring site details (ie the site and page they came from to arrive at this site)
  • Type of web browser they used
  • Type of operating system they used
  • JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen colour processing ability

This information is only used for statistical and website development purposes. We make limited use of cookies on our website. We use cookies to improve the functionality of our website, and to remember user preferences when people return.

In the event where an individual shares unsolicited personal information that AMRF would not have collected for the purposes outlined above that information will be destroyed or de-identified as soon as is practicable.

How we use and disclose personal information

We collect and use stakeholder’s personal information to carry out the functions and activities of AMRF and to comply with our legal obligations, to maintain and update our records and to help us manage and provide our services.

We may also use information to ask for support and to keep people informed about the ways in which our donors and supporters help us to make a difference to raise funds for research, awareness and early detection programs.  People have the right to opt out of any communications from AMRF.  This will not stop them receiving receipts and other transactional communications as required by law.

We may disclose personal information to third parties who assist us to perform functions on our behalf (such as commercial mail preparation services, this information is permanently deleted by the provider upon completion of the service and confirmed in writing of such).  These external service providers are under a duty to maintain the privacy and security of your information in line with this Privacy Policy and to use your personal information only for the purpose for which it is disclosed.

AMRF does not use any government related identifiers, such as Medicare numbers or tax file numbers, of an individual as our own identifier.

Marketing and communications

We may use people’s information within AMRF only in connection with marketing and fundraising campaigns. We may provide marketing communications to stakeholders on an ongoing basis by telephone, electronic messages (eg. email), online (including websites and mobile apps) and other means, unless they opt out or we are subject to legal restrictions. These may include communications relating to AMRF and our programs, campaign and promotional messages, event invitations, fundraising opportunities and newsletters.

AMRF also sends transactional communications which include but are not limited to: Donation & Tax Receipts, forgotten password e-mails, event sign up confirmation and confirmations from Web forms.

To opt-out of receiving AMRF marketing communications people can:

  • Select the “unsubscribe” option in one of the marketing communications that they receive from us.
  • Send an email to: admin@melanomaresearch.com.au
  • Call us on 0419 822 969
  • Send a written request to: PO Box 574, Kent Town DC SA 5071

Security of personal information

AMRF regards the security of personal information as a priority and takes a number of precautions to protect people’s personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Specific security precautions are in place for processing online payments through payment gateway providers Stripe and PayPal which include the use of encrypted links, dedicated private connections and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and although all care is taken, we cannot guarantee the security of information people provide to us via electronic means such as email.

If people become aware of any inaccuracy in the personal information, we hold about themselves, they are encouraged to contact AMRF so we can update any personal information we hold.

Anonymity

Where it is lawful and practicable, we will allow individuals to deal with us on an anonymous basis. For example, if we receive a telephone enquiry, we will not require that the enquirer gives us their name, although depending on the nature of the enquiry, we may not be able to answer it unless they do.

We can also accept gifts and other forms of support anonymously. However, provisions contained in taxation legislation require AMRF to collect the name of the donor if the donor requires a tax-deductible receipt.

Image copyright

AMRF’s reputation and goodwill is extremely important. Permission to use images featured on this website has only been given to AMRF and therefore should not be downloaded or used in any way by a third party without consent.

For information on obtaining permission for an image, please email admin@melanomaresearch.com.au.

Acceptance of terms

If AMRF updates or changes this Privacy Policy, the changes will be made on this page. Your continued use of AMRF’s website following the posting of changes will mean you accept those changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about privacy-related issues OR you wish to lodge a complaint about a breach of this policy OR other privacy matter OR you do not wish to be contacted by us to ask for your support, please contact us by email at  admin@melanomaresearch.com.au. Alternatively our postal address is below:

AMRF
PO Box 574
Kent Town DC SA 5071

We take your privacy concerns seriously. Where you express any concerns that we have interfered with your privacy, we will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response. We may request additional details from you regarding your concerns and may need to engage or consult with other parties in order to investigate and deal with your issue. We will keep records of your request and any resolution.

For information about privacy generally, or if your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au and on 1300 363 992.