Melanoma March is a family-friendly walk – usually about 4km – held in 23 different locations around Australia during the month of March. Most routes are wheelchair and pram accessible, and dog-friendly.*
However, it is so much more than a community walk!
Melanoma March is about taking steps together to HONOUR those we’ve lost and SUPPORT those impacted by melanoma. It’s also about creating change, by increasing AWARENESS and by FUNDRAISING for research, so we reach zero deaths from melanoma.
Melanoma March 2023 will be raising vital funds for Australia’s first clinical trial into supportive care for advanced melanoma patients.
The trial aims to ensure the emotional needs of patients experiencing anxiety about their melanoma recurring or progressing are addressed as part of their clinical care. We want to understand how to best support someone living with a melanoma diagnosis and improve their wellbeing with timely access to the most appropriate supportive care services.
Melanoma March has a proud history of bringing communities together to SUPPORT loved ones, RAISE FUNDS for research, and RAISE AWARENESS about melanoma.
This year we’re also asking our passionate Melanoma March community to advocate to STOP THE GLAMOURISATION OF TANNING.
A tan is skin cells in trauma, and the glamourisation of tanning in advertising, social media and media is promoting a behaviour which we know kills.