Melanoma March events are being held around Australia, in every state and territory, during March. It’s a family-friendly, COVID-safe 4km walk and it’s about taking steps together to honour those we’ve lost, support those impacted by melanoma, and raise awareness and funds so we are one step closer to reaching the goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
This year is the 11th anniversary of the national Melanoma March fundraising campaign, which is needing to raise $1 million to support a world-first personalised immunotherapy clinical trial for advanced melanoma patients.
Currently, 50% of advanced melanoma patients don’t respond to, or develop resistance to the immunotherapy treatment which saves others. The clinical trial is to test a Personalised Immunotherapy Platform designed to ensure these patients get effective treatment the first time, based on their own genetics and tumour biology.
We invite you to take steps to beat melanoma by joining your local Melanoma March event.
If you can’t get to a physical event you can still be part of Melanoma March by doing your own walk, or any other activity – or by making a donation.
How will wet weather impact Melanoma March?
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the floods.
MIA and the Melanoma March committees are closely monitoring the weather. Melanoma March will go ahead if it is raining, but not if conditions are unsafe. The safety of all participants is paramount. A decision will be made on the Friday before each event, and we’ll notify registrants if their march has been cancelled.