It’s a timely reminder to be sun aware as I sit here with more skin cancers burnt off just recently.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world most of this due to our climate and our fair complexions.
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the risk of Melanoma goes away.
48 out 1000 Australians will get skin cancers this year and will seek treatment to address this problem
As kids growing up in Sydney we never used sunscreen outdoors even though we played cricket all day long, days at the beach and the only protection I used was a bit of Zinc cream on my nose.
This Month the Melanoma Institute will be holding “Melanoma March “ fundraiser for the cure and treatment of Melanomas and there is a walk for Melanoma and the link is at the bottom of the article.
The Dural and District Business Chamber will be holding its own Melanoma March on
Sunday Morning 19th March at Fagan Park from 9.30am to approx. 11.30am.
Carrs Rd Entrance and Hut 3 that has undercover seating and BBQ next to it.
It has a small playground nearby for young kids and is a dog friendly and wheelchair accessible park.
We are not seeking donations but a gold coin donation would be gratefully accepted on the day.
It wheelchair friendly Parking is $6.00 which covers the whole day
As a melanoma patient I am acutely aware of the seriousness of this disease and will always be grateful for the passion and dedication the team at the Melanoma Institute have given me.
So next time you see an unusual spot appear on your skin go and get it checked immediately, it could just save your life.
My Melanoma was only a small spot on my chest, which changed colour rapidly and was found to be malignant.
If you are interested in more information about the above event, call Mark on 0497 014 950 or email [email protected].
For more information on Melanoma go to their website at https://melanoma.org.au/