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

UV observations courtesy of ARPANSA

Fast facts

  • Around 36 Australians are diagnosed with Melanoma every day.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • Approx one person dies every 5 hours from Melanoma in Australia.
  • An estimated 545 Australian women will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Tanning beds emit dangerous UV rays, increasing the risk of Melanoma.
  • Severe sunburn during childhood can DOUBLE your risk of Melanoma.
  • Melanoma is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
  • An estimated 1230 Australian men will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Melanoma is the cancer most likely to affect 15-39 year olds.
  • Melanoma can arise in normal looking skin, a mole or freckle.
  • Melanoma, if detected/treated early, has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
  • There is no cure for melanoma that has spread throughout the body.

Avenel Hats

AMRF is delighted to be partnering with Avenel Hats and working together to help raise awareness and much needed funds for melanoma research.

For fifty years Avenel Hats have supplied both the large and small retails stores throughout Australia with the latest in headwear. Their Headwear collection for each season is sourced from UK, Italy, USA and Asia, combined with their locally made Headwear, the collection is very comprehensive.

Avenel Hats offere a fantastic collection of golf, bowl and sporting hats that offer great protection from the harmful Australian sun and as part of its corporate policy wishes to make a significant philanthropic contribution to the cause of melanoma prevention.

Purchasing a hat with an AMRF swing tag will assist melanoma researchers around Australia to develop the next generation of treatment options and accelerate the development of a cure. Hats are available in all leading pharmacies

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