• The Strand, 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225



    registration from 6:30am (QLD time)

Fifth Annual Melanoma March

The fifth annual Melanoma March returns to Coolangatta.

Starting from The Strand at Coolangatta on Sunday 3 March, members of the Gold coast and Tweed community can join as individuals, corporate teams, families or friendship groups to walk the 4km round circuit between The Strand and Point Danger.

The early morning walk raises awareness for the prevalence of melanoma in our region as well as raising vital funds for research into a cure.

The Southern Gold Coast and Tweed communities have raised almost $90,000 through Melanoma March events since 2015.

This year, Donna and Adam Argus from Murwillumbah are sharing their story to encourage locals to enter the march after Adam was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma at 27 years of age and given less than 6 months to live. Donna hopes that by sharing their story, the key messages around melanoma will help save more lives – including regular skin checks and vigilant sun safety – as well as a wider understanding that it can strike at any age.

Melanoma March Coolangatta will commence at 7:00am (QLD time) with registration from 6:30am (QLD time), and includes 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.

Melanoma March is the major annual fundraising campaign for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), which supports melanoma research for the 14,000 Australian diagnosed with melanoma each year.

Registrations and donations for Melanoma March Coolangatta can be made online now at www.melanomamarch.org.au.