Manly Melanoma March
Grab your family and friends and head to Manly’s beachfront to join in the Melanoma March, a campaign to raise awareness and funds to combat one of Australia’s biggest killers.
This year, the Melanoma March, held across Australia, is aiming to raise $1 million to support a world-first personalised immunotherapy clinical trial for advanced melanoma patients. The event has been cancelled over the past two years due to COVID, resulting in a $1.5 million shortfall in funding.
The Manly March is the flagship march event of the Melanoma Institute Australia, after it was launched 11 years ago by local businessman James Economides who lost his young son to the disease. Australia has the highest melanoma rates in the world, with one person diagnosed every 30 minutes and one dying every six hours. It is the most common cancer affecting 20-39 year old Australians.
- Manly Promenade, near The Pantry
- Sunday, March 27 at 9 am, a rolling start to enable social distancing
- Adults (18+) $40; Child (5-17) $20; Child (under 5) free
- All participants are required to register online before the event
- The walk is from Manly to the Queenscliff exercise park near Pittwater Rd and return, taking on average about 40 minutes.