We continue to be inspired and amazed by our dedicated community fundraisers and their efforts to support our mission to reach zero deaths from melanoma. This past month the events were above and beyond, including two glamorous dinners and a boxing challenge!

A Night for Melanoma

Congratulations to the awe-inspiring Gina Savage and The Six Hour Project team, who hosted the incredible ‘A Night for Melanoma’ event at the Mercedes-Benz Brisbane showroom on Saturday 20 August to fundraise for melanoma research – including raising $40,000 to support MIA’s Personalised Immunotherapy Platform (PIP) Clinical Trial.

The 300 guests enjoyed champagne and cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions and raffles. Gina bravely shared her melanoma story, and Karl Stefanovic was the entertaining MC for the evening.

A big thank you to all the wonderful people who attended and supported!

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The Daffodil Chef Dinner

On Saturday 13th August Maryce Scriven hosted the 5th Annual Daffodil Chef Dinner at the Boatshed in Perth. Maryce holds this event to honour her late husband, chef Steven Scriven, who passed away from melanoma in 2014, at just 32 years of age.

It was a wonderful night of gourmet food, dancing, auctions, raffles, face painting and much more in a beautiful Perth setting.

This year the Daffodil Chef dinner raised $12,540, the highest fundraising tally since the event began, and we wish to thank all who attended and supported, and especially Maryce, whose dedication to the cause is very much appreciated.

Jason Smith’s Perth Corporate Rumble Boxing Challenge

On Saturday September 3rd, Jason Smith from Perth, stepped into the boxing ring for the first time as part of the 2022 Gobsmacked Perth Corporate Rumble. He did this in honour of his late wife Diana Smith who passed away after a seven month battle with Stage IV melanoma, in June 2021.

Jason bravely challenged himself physically and mentally and chose to fundraise at the same time, raising over $26,000. Thank you Jason for going outside your comfort zone and achieving amazing fundraising results and awareness.


The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane was held on Sunday 28th August. We wish to thank the following people who ran to support Melanoma Institute Australia: Jo and Elliot Cox and Team QLD Dermatology.

Cumberland Golf Club Ladies Day fundraiser held on September 6th raised a total of $1400. It was a great day had by all, with a big field and luckily they finished in time just before the rain came. Thank you to all who supported this day.

In Memory. We extend our condolences to the family of Bob Williams who set up an In Memory tribute – Remembering Bob Williams – to honour him.

If you would like to organise a community fundraiser to support Melanoma Institute Australia, we’d love to hear from you. Please see our website, using link below, or email Amanda on fundraise@melanoma.org.au