Fundraising for us

Fundraising for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. There are many ways you can make a difference.

You may choose to make a one-off donation, support an event, sponsor a participant or hold your own fundraising activity or event. Here are just a few ideas:

If you are interested in fundraising for AMRF, please click here to see our fundraising guidelines. The booklet includes information to assist you with your activity and outlines requirements of fundraising for the AMRF.

Click here for our fundraising tips for online platforms. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to email

The AMRF wishes to advise that we don’t not employ the services of any third party or professional fundraising body.

Current fundraisers

Gift a real star this Christmas

You can name a real star in honour of your loved one. A beautiful, customised gift pack will be rushed by elves directly to you or delivered to the person you love.

The AMRF gets a gift too. A percentage of each gift is donated back to AMRF by Star Name Registry.

For details of this and other ways to donate this festive season, see our home page.

People's Choice Community Lottery
People's Choice Community Lottery

We are once again participating in The People’s Choice Community Lottery. Tickets are on sale now and with every ticket you purchase for $2, you go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes. 100% of the ticket sales goes to Melanoma Research.

The lottery will run until Thursday 24 February 2022, so please support us and be part of the life changing work we do.

Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Thank you for your support. Click here to see the full list of prizes to be won. And good luck!

AMRF Larapinta (Arrernte) Challenge 2022

We are thrilled to announce our 2022 date for the Challenge is 6–12 May

We can’t wait to take our wonderful participants on this trip of a lifetime!

If you would like to join them, we would love to welcome you aboard. Please email Kim at for further information.

For more information and to download the information pack, click here.

Previous AMRF fundraisers

Walk for Mela-No-More Sunday 21-Saturday 27 November 2021
Walk for Mela-No-More 2021

Walk for Mela-No-More is a walking challenge during National Skin Cancer Action Week from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 November 2021. Challenge yourself to walk the distance and fundraise for Mela-No-More!

Whether you aim for 5km a day, 1 hour a day, or 100km for the week, customise the challenge to fit your lifestyle and set yourself a realistic goal.

With one Australian dying from melanoma every 5 hours, your involvement in Walk for Mela-No-More will raise vital funds for Melanoma Research, Awareness and Early Detection. This National Skin Cancer Action Week (21-27 November), you really can make a difference.

We wish to thank everyone who participated this year, including donors, supporters and fundraisers. Please know you are making a difference and are part of the life-changing work we do. Thank you.

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run 2021

Sunday 7 November


Thank you to everyone who supported us and made a donation to melanoma research. We hope the event will go ahead in 2022 and all donations and information will be carried over to the 2022 AMRF fundraising page.

The benefits of becoming a CITY-BAY HERO:

  • Feel extra good about running, walking or wheel-chairing in the Lumary City-Bay Fun Run on 7 November 2021
  • Raise $500 and go into the draw to win back your entry fee while raising much needed funds and awareness for a cause close to your heart
  • Become a part of an inspiring community

Everyone who signs up to fundraise for us will receive an AMRF pack as a thank you. Click here go to our AMRF fundraising page. 

Open Garden Fundraiser 23 October 2021

We wish to Thank Margaret for her ongoing support and for fundraising to raise awareness of melanoma.

Please enjoy these lovely pics of her Open Garden event held in WA.

T8T Fest honours the memory of Nicholas Tait and his love of music

T8T Fest is an annual fundraiser in memory of Nicholas Tait, who lost his battle to melanoma on 16th September 2016. Held in Bowen Queensland to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research, family, friends and the community of Bowen come together to honour Nicholas’s memory and his love of music.

This year the event was held at the North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and thanks to the generosity of sponsors and the amazing community it was an amazing success. Special Thanks to Abbot Point Operations for sponsoring the Fest this year. Thanks also to the team at Airlie Beach Music Centre for providing sound and lighting and all the musicians that rocked the stage.

AMRF are extremely grateful to Shelley, Mandy and their wonderful team for their continued support. Their commitment is such an inspiration.

To check out more photos and videos, go to their Facebook page:

LEK Invitational Golf Event

The AMRF was very fortunate to be the nominated charity partner for the inaugural 2021 L.E.K. Invitational Golf Day at the world-renowned NSW Golf Club on 4 May 2021. AMRF Board Member and L.E.K. Partner Mark Streeting represented the foundation on the day. 

The challenging weather conditions did not dampen spirits and this extended to the generosity of participants with respect to the on-course and off-course fundraising initiatives including a margarita bar, closest to the pin (“beat the pro”) and the silent and live auctions. 

Mark and the AMRF would particularly like to thank L.E.K. Partner Joe Sponholz who led the committee that put in place a highly successful day.

Cutest Pet Competition Winners

Thanks once again to the wonderful MGA Whittles Group from all branches fundraising in March for melanoma research. Their continued support is inspiring and we appreciate their ongoing commitment. What a wonderful initiative to run the Cutest Pet Competition and what a great result for March 2021 with $5000 raised.

Manly Junior National Sailing Championships

AMRF proudly sponsored the Manly Junior National Sailing Championships held on the weekend of 6 and 7th March 2021 at Bayview in Sydney. The regatta saw 24 Boats with 48 competitors compete in 6 races over 2 days.

The Manly Junior Association was pleased to have AMRF join the regatta promote sun safety for their competitors .

Melanoma March 2021

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary and we hope everyone around Australia will be able to make their mark on melanoma and support each other. It’s Melanoma March like you’ve never seen before! 

Melanoma March 2021 was an online event which ran through to the end of April. Thank you to everyone who purchased a footprint and made a donation. 

Walk for Mela-No-More 2020

Thank you to everyone who supported Walk for Mela-No-More during National Skin Cancer Action Week, your fundraising will go directly towards vital Melanoma Research and our Awareness and Early Detection programs.

Previous community fundraisers​

Take a look at some of the wonderful fundraising activities that members of the community host to support the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation. It is the funds raised by these generous and committed donors that enables us to continue our vitally important work.

The AMRF wishes to Thank Joe and Anri and family. What an incredible result from your fundraiser!

Melanoma-Shave for a Cure Fundraiser

Created by Joe and Anri Bezuidenhout

I’ve created this page because I want to make a difference. We’re inspired by the work of Australian Melanoma Research Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money.

Mum was diagnosed with a malignant Melanoma in 2012 – most likely due to skin damage as a youngster. It was removed and closely monitored. Then, in 2018, she died of secondary Melanoma Cancer – It had sneakily hidden, silently returned and grew at an alarming rate. From confirming her diagnosis on the 3rd May 2018, it took just over 7 weeks before she quietly passed away on 23rd June 2018.

This year, instead of birthday presents or treats, I would really appreciate it if you could please help me help them by giving whatever you can by using the ‘Give Now’ button. Joe and the kids are all chopping(Annika) or shaving (Joe and Brechto) their hair as part of a Free-dress fundraiser at the Esperance Senior High School on 28th August 2020. Both Joe and Annika hope to have hair long enough to donate to “Hair with a Heart” so that it can be turned into wigs for other cancer patients that have lost their hair due to treatment.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

The more people that know about Australian Melanoma Research Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot! We encourage you to continue to slip, slop and slap to ensure sun safety!

Crosbie Crew
Roy’s Run 2020

On 29th July 2020 we will be commemorating the memory of our friend Roy Morris, who lost his battle with melanoma on this day in 2015. Roy was an integral part of the Crosbie Crew since its earliest days and will always be one of the most loved and respected members of our group.

In light of the current scenario as we are unable to run together, we will be dedicating one of our runs to Roy this week. To honour his memory, we will also be raising money for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation, helping fund research and treatment for those affected by the disease.

Please participate with your dedicated run and donate to show your support for a cause close to our hearts and to celebrate Roy’s memory.

MOVID-19 Melanoma Fundraiser

Jack Hudson story

I’ve started up a fundraiser to give to a foundation that’s close to myself and my family. My father-in-law has been living with melanoma for four years and this year it has been harder than ever.

A few years ago we all did the Melanoma March together for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation to raise funds in the hope we can find a cure. During these tough times, I’ve started my own fundraiser for the AMRF, called ‘MOVID-19’.

For each day I work from home during this coronavirus period, I will keep this mo for the double the amount of time. If I work from home for three months, I’ll keep it another three months and so on. 

It would really mean a lot of if you could spare a donation and help this cause to ensure one day we can find a cure for this horrible disease.

MGA Whittles Community Foundation
MGA Whittles Fundraising 2020

MGA Whittles staff from all branches continued their commitment to fundraising in 2020 and although their campaign was carried out online due to COVID-19 restrictions, they raised an amazing $7000.

Once again the MGA staff community foundation decided to match the amount raised. AMRF are once again humbled by the support and look forward to the continued relationship.

Round For Rick - Ambrose Golf Day

Capella Golf Club in Qld was the setting on Saturday 26th October for Family & Friends to gather and play golf to honour the memory of Rick Napthali. Damien Smith and Shaun Christensen spearheaded the event and 113 players gathered to form Teams in support of this fundraiser. The Ambrose format is very popular as it allows all standards of golfers to mix and play together with equal enjoyment irrespective of ability, so a 4 ball best ball game was organised for this event. What a terrific event and made more special by having Rick’s parents and brothers attend this year.

Thank you Damien and Shaun and everyone who supported this event to help make it the special day it was.

Steer Mobb Running Team at Westpac City To Bay 2019

Oscar (12yrs) and Banjo (8yrs) decided that they should fundraise for Melanoma research and prevention. There had been a number of their family Members who have had battles with melanoma and the boys are acutely aware of the importance of prevention. The Steer Mobb were blown away by the overwhelming support of family and friends with their fundraising target exceeding by one hundred and fifty percent.’

Michael Stanbury at Westpac City To Bay 2019

5 years ago my brother Richard passed away from Melanoma cancer. He is my motivation to do this. Richard was 56yrs old. I am 56 now and can’t imagine not seeing my family again. So I am doing this in memory of my Brother and hopefully help others. We can make a difference.

I’m inspired by the work of Australian Melanoma Research Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Westpac City-Bay Fun Run Presented by Sunday Mail 2019.

Wattle Street Market
Wattle Street Market

Thanks to Jacqueline and her team for their support for AMRF at their summer markets, raising awareness to be sun smart and providing sunscreen and fundraising.

Wattle St Market is a pop-up garden market at 85 Wattle Street in Fullarton with a focus on local and handmade artisans. As a boutique market, it brings together an eclectic mix of stalls from fashion and accessories, organic soy candles, skin and body care, towels and linen, art, homewares and delicious lunch and snack options and much more! You can follow them on Facebook.

T8T Fest 2019 & Mela-No-More Fundraising Shave

We wish to congratulate Shelley and Amanda Tait on yet another fantastic Music Festival at the GrandView Hotel on Sept 7 in Bowen, QLD. Once again the community, along with family and friends came together to remember Nicholas Tait, a local musician who sadly lost his battle with melanoma. 

This year as part of T8T fest weekend the Mela-No-More Fundraising Shave was held on Sept 8th and Robby Charles raised money for AMRF by shaving off his beard. Thank you Robby, what a wonderful way to have some fun and remember your friend Nicholas. 

All in all a fantastic weekend bringing the community together in memory of Nicholas and raising awareness and much needed funds for research. So from all of us here at AMRF to All of you in Bowen, our heartfelt Thanks.

Oct 5 & 6 - Open Garden - Port Lincoln

Sharon and Bevis Frances held an Open Garden Event in memory of their daughter-in-law.

‘Rosewood’ their beautiful garden with stunning ocean views was the setting for live music, cake stalls, plant sales in addition to strolling amongst their gorgeous Rose bushes.

Thanks to Darren and Shane at Wright Evans Partners, Phil Channon of Bendigo Bank-Pt Lincoln and Geoff Nottle of Eyre Travel for their generous sponsorship.

Check the link for the story in Port Lincoln Times

The Crosbie Crew organise 'Roys Run' each year in memory of their friend Roy Morris.

Roy was an integral part of the Crosbie Crew since its earliest days and will always be one of the most loved and respected members of our group.

This year the run was held on Saturday 13th July and everyone is welcome to join in Roy’s Run and the post-run breakfast. It’s a fun run/walk, a light self serve breakfast is kindly donated by Kere Kere Green Cafe, in return for a minimum $5 donation toward melanoma research.

Here’s a great pic of the Crew!

Lyell Duffy Charity Golf Day at Yeppoon Golf Club, QLD

This year the Lyell Duffy Memorial Golf Day was held on 21st July at Yeppoon Golf Club, which is the day before the 5th Anniversary of Lyell’s passing. Each year since, Lyell’s work mates at Capricornia Correctional Centre have organised a charity golf day in his memory – raising funds for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation this year Lyell’s wife Fay Duffy and family organised the event.

Here is a message from Fay…

“Lyell was a correctional officer at CCC, he loved fishing, pigging, camping but mostly being with his family – he adored his 3 children and his granddaughter.

It’s amazing how we went from everyday life to living with melanoma and tragically living without Lyell who lost his very short 9 week battle with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

We hold this event to help raise awareness and to maybe one day prevent another family having the journey we have had. We as a family find this a wonderful way to pay tribute to Lyell and raise funds and awareness of Melanoma.

It was a fun event with lots of laughs, memories shared, and drinks flowing.

Lyell’s Legacy continues in each of his family and friends.”

Shaving In Memory Of Jimbo

Congratulations to Meagen and Andrew Davis for their wonderful effort organising an online fundraiser (through the ‘Everyday Hero’ platform) in memory of their father/father-in-law James Davis. The campaign included an incentive, if their fundraising target was reached, Meagen would shave her head and Andy the same with the addition of his beard. Their messaging through the campaign had a dedicated focus “We don’t just want to fundraise, we want to get the conversation started about skin health. We want everyone to be aware of the damage caused by sun exposure and understand the prevalence of skin cancer in their region. We want everyone to be proactive and seek regular skin checks. And we want everyone to understand and recognise changes in their own skin and to seek treatment immediately. Skin cancer is preventable, if only we take the steps for prevention!”

Become a Friend of the Foundation

Are you passionate about the melanoma cause? Would you like to become more involved in supporting AMRF activities? Do you have a story that may inspire others to be sun-safe or get a skin check? Perhaps your club or business is looking to support a charity or you want to hold your own fundraising event. Or perhaps you’d like to quietly make a regular donation. Whatever it is, we invite you to become a Friend of the Foundation.

Becoming our friend means you can help us in raising awareness and become part of our life changing work. We can’t do it without you. Simply fill in our secure online form and tick the ways in which you’re able to help.

Become a Friend of the Foundation

By becoming a Friend of the Foundation, you will join a dedicated group and receive invitations to events, hear of our activities and have the opportunity to assist us with an event. We will also send you our quarterly Enewsletters and other occasional correspondence. AMRF will not disclose any of your details to any other party.

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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:
  • 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.


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

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 Alternatively our postal address is below:

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 and on 1300 363 992.