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As Gandhi said – “The future depends on what we do in the present”.
13th MARCH 2011 - MARCH for MELANOMA Wodonga
Supporting the Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation
In the 4 years since I was diagnosed with melanoma, my family & I have had so many people telling us that they wished there was something they could do to help. So my sister Simone came up with the idea of organising the ‘MARCH for MELANOMA’ in our hometown of Wodonga.
The plan was that we’d spread the word to a few of our close friends and family in the hope of getting a group together to walk and raise some much needed funds and awareness for a cancer that we were all well and truly living the fight against. The turnout on the day far outweighed our expectations, with over 350 registrations.
March for Melanoma Wodonga was very much a family event…complete with sausage sizzle, face painting, balloons and even a visit from Sid the Seagull! The emphasis on family also showed in our participants, ranging from babies in prams and kids on scooters, to power walkers and dogs on leads.
My family and I were blown away by the amount of generous support we received, both from those that turned up on the day, as well as the local businesses that showed their support through donation of goods or funds. Overall we managed to raise over $6,000…a massive effort!
Evette Bone Melanoma survivor
8th MAY 2010 - "LADIES NIGHT"
A MELANOMA AWARENESS Ladies Night was held at Port Kembla NSW with a focus on education through special speakers - Melanoma survivors Carrine Weston and Jay Allen also skin specialist Dr. Salmon. The night was a huge success with the whole audience captivated by all three speakers, listening attentively. Everyone responded very well and had a great time, but most importantly learnt a lot about melanoma. We reached so many people and have had great feedback with promoting awareness to over 250 ladies. At the same time fundraising for melanoma resarch and supporting the Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation with their awareness program.
The Foundation would like to sincerely thank the organisors of this special night - Tennille Shelley, Karen Ryan, Carrine, Jean and all their volunteers, supporters and companies who contributed in making the night a huge success. Also a special thanks to NATIONAL TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS for their support and sponsorship.
Carrine, Jay, Karen, Tennille and Jean
Volunteers from local College
Become Part of the Ripple Effect and Make a Difference!
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Today’s Sun Awareness Day is a wonderful example yet again, not only for our children but for us all of just how the life of one person can touch and inspire others. Our Sun Awareness raising week has been inspired by Emily Tapp .
Inaugural MARCH for MELANOMA AWARENESS – 4th March 2007
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