MIA Speakers’ Hub are inspiring volunteer speakers available to attend community and corporate events to help raise awareness about melanoma. Click on your state to see MIA Speakers’ Hub members in your area.
Through sharing her impactful story about surviving Stage IV melanoma, Anne is on a mission to change the way Australians behave in the sun.
At the age of 24 Renee was a new mum, and a cancer patient. Now, as a Stage III melanoma survivor, Renee is dedicated to raising awareness about melanoma prevention and early detection.
Rachel wants to be able to help people, especially youth, to understand what melanoma is and spread the word of living a sun smart life and having regular skin checks.
Vivian never imagined her husband, Leon’s routine skin cancer check would lead to melanoma diagnosis. She wants to use Leon's story as a platform to promote the importance of early detection for all.
Kristy’s husband Geoff passed away from melanoma in June 2016. Kristy works in healthcare, so she is motivated to share Geoff’s story and raise awareness to help others and change behaviours.
Annette St Clair
Annette St Clair’s daughter Amie lost her battle with melanoma when she was just 23. In Amie’s honour, Annette is now dedicated to educating people in the Riverina about melanoma and supporting those impacted.
Steve wants to share his story of hope thanks to the treatments available now, and open people’s eyes about melanoma, which is far more than ‘just skin cancer’.
Danielle tragically lost her partner Adam to melanoma and wants to share her story in the hope of giving other young people a chance that he never had.
Leon lost his 25 year old daughter to melanoma and is passionate about continuing her legacy of raising awareness about melanoma prevention.
Julie Randall has an inspirational story to tell. Having faced a 0% survival rate, she understands the importance of tenacity, positivity and hope in everyday life.
Joanne Green and Frankie
Joanne and her trusty companion Frankie spend their days spreading a message of hope in hospitals, nursing homes, even prisons. It is a long way from her darkest hour facing palliative care.
Quoting Ferris Bueller, Bettina believes “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a breath every once in a while, you might just miss it!”
Andrew’s awareness of skin cancer was brought into focus in the early 1990’s when he had a melanoma removed from his arm. He is now the General Manager of melanomaWA (part of MIA) and is keen to educate and raise awareness through the Speakers’ Hub.
After experiencing the trauma of having a melanoma in situ removed from her face, Paige is keen to spread the message about melanoma prevention and skin checks and encourage positive changes in behaviour.
Mark has a desire to inspire others and raise awareness. “Melanoma patients can speak from great experience and we are generally very passionate about spreading awareness to others, especially young Australians.”