Melanoma March will return to Coolangatta for the fourth year in 2018 as part of the annual campaign to raise funds and awareness for a cure for melanoma.
Melanoma March Coolangatta will commence at The Strand on Marine Parade at 7:00am (registration from 6:30am) and take a picturesque 4km loop along the foreshore of Coolangatta Beach, turning at Point Danger with participants encouraged to walk, march, stroll or even run the course.
An initiative of the Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), this year the national fundraiser will support the Institute’s Big Data for Melanoma Project – a nationwide register to ensure the best care and treatment can be achieved for people with melanoma around the country.
Over the past three years, the Coolangatta event has raised over $60,000 which is helping to improve the survival rates as a result of on-going research projects.
This year, Melanoma March Coolangatta will be held in memory of Tweed resident Jenelle Foggo who passed away from her battle with melanoma in November 2017. March participants can wear a brightly coloured arm band or Melanoma March bandana to march in honour of Jenelle and other locals affected by melanoma.
Following the march, Jenelle’s husband, Dave Killion, will be shaving his head on the day to raise additional funds for melanoma research through Melanoma Institute Australia. Donations can be made online here