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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The AMRF wishes to advise that we don’t not employ the services of any third party or professional fundraising body.
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
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.
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 email@example.com for further information.
For more information and to download the information pack, click here.
Previous AMRF fundraisers
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
THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
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.
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: facebook.com/T8TFest
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.
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!
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 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
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.
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.