Melanoma March is a nationwide event and a chance for everyone to help end melanoma. As AMRF’s annual awareness and fundraising initiative, Melanoma March supports life-changing melanoma research.

Melanoma March has continued to grow year-on-year and is now a collaborative effort between MIA and AMRF giving the campaign a truly national reach.

Melanoma March 2021

Melanoma March 2021 is an online event which will run through to the end of April. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a footprint so far. Buy your footprint today, personalise and share on social media.

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation continues to partner with the MIA in the annual Melanoma March campaign.  AMRF Chair Wayne Harvey says the relationship with the MIA is an example of how organisations with a similar purpose can cooperate and provide the Australian community with various ways of supporting a common purpose. 

Dr Harvey said the AMRF has two fundamental pillars, that of raising awareness of the risks of melanoma and that of providing young and emerging researchers with funds towards research aimed at improving the management of melanoma and reducing the number of deaths from the cancer.  

“The AMRF has been able to support young researchers in various parts of Australia only because of the generosity of the Australian public” he said.

Melanoma March Sunday 22nd March 2020

MELANOMA MARCH – CANCELLATION OF ALL EVENTS

As Melanoma March at Henley Beach was cancelled, we held Melanoma March Virtual on Sunday March 29.

Thank you to all who took part in the Virtual March event. You can share your photos and videos on the wall – click here for more details.

We wish to Thank and acknowledge our Top Fundraisers & Teams for 2020.

  • Gloria Dennis – R Dennis for Life.
  • Brett Laing- Marching For Anthony
  • Karen Stock – Team Sam
  • Rae Nunan – In memory of Ted
  • Dianne Fisher – Di’s Dynamos
  • Michelle Coombe – Ocular Melanoma Omies

Statement from Melanoma Institute Australia CEO Matthew Browne

Due to the escalating impact of COVID-19, and in the interests of the health and safety of all participants and attendees, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining Melanoma March events nationally.

This decision has not been made lightly, however protecting the health of our dedicated community members and their families who run and attend these events, many of whom are cancer patients, is paramount.

We will be offering full refunds for registrations, and will provide further information shortly regarding that process.

We are planning to hold a virtual Melanoma March event on Sunday 29th March to enable our community across Australia to still come together as we have done for Melanoma March for the last 9 years. We will provide more detail regarding this in the coming weeks.

My sincere apologies and thanks particularly to our volunteer committees who work tirelessly to put on their local Melanoma March events every year.

Kind regards,

Matthew Browne

We couldn’t resist featuring Maggie in one of our new bandanas!

Research is making a difference

In recent years, research breakthroughs have tripled the life expectancy for advanced melanoma patients… We are making progress, but we need your support.

Each year, funds raised from Melanoma March support a research project of national significance:

  • More than $1,250,000 was raised in 2016 and 2017 to support ‘Big Data for Melanoma’, a project that will ultimately transform the way patients are treated by shining a research light on melanoma care.
    In 2015, $630,000 was raised for the Australian PDX Melanoma Project (AXMAP) that aims to unravel melanoma’s genetic secrets.
  • Funds from 2014 were used to establish the ABC Clinical trial – a ground-breaking trial that compares the use of various immunotherapies in patients with melanoma that has spread to their brain. Some patients who once were given just months to live are now surviving longer than a year, some up to five years.
  • By supporting Melanoma March, you will fund vital melanoma research to help end melanoma.

Melanoma March Adelaide 2019

This year’s March at Henley Beach was a celebrated success:

  • registration income increased by 70%
  • attendance increased by 43%
  • fundraisers excelled with their supporters and contributions

Jay Allen, his family, friends and fellow walkers began their ‘longest march’; and most importantly families, friends gathered in remembrance of loved ones or to support those living with melanoma.

Top Three Individual fundraisers:

  • Brett Laing raised funds in memory of his brother Anthony.
  • Tara Kenny raised funds in memory of her good friend Donna Stringer.
  • Jenny Dickson raised funds in memory of Anne Scanlan

Top Three Team fundraisers:

  • ‘Doing it for Donna’ – Donna Stringer was a mother, Granna, sister and friend to many.
  • ‘Marching for Anthony’ – Anthony Laing was a son, brother and dear friend to many.
  • ‘The Fishep Fighters’ created by Dianne Fisher who is setting targets on her Yellow Brick Road as her way of looking forward and achieving special future days.

Congratulations to all Melanoma March fundraisers.

Professors Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer gave an informative explanation on the national collaborative research project that will allow researchers and clinicians to personalise immunotherapies for patients, in essence, to match the treatment provided to the patient with the tumour of that patient.

Known as the Personalised Immunotherapy Project, is a great stride towards our mission of zero deaths from melanoma.

All net proceeds raised through this year’s Melanoma March will support the project.

Thank you to our Melanoma March 2019 supporters

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.