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 only 7 spaces are available for this incredible experience!
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
Did you know...
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.
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?
How you can help
Here are some ways you can participate with us:
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
Our senses can’t detect the sun’s harmful UV rays, so it’s important to check the daily sun protection times for your location each day on the Cancer Council’s SunSmart app. The app lets you know when you do and don’t need sun protection, making it easier than ever to be smart about your sun exposure all year.