Hi Rotary friends

 
I am participating in two fundraising walks in April and May. Most of us know someone who has suffered from melanoma or pancreatic cancer. I would love it if you could spare a few dollars for either cause.
 
On Easter Sunday I will be walking a section of Jay’s Longest Melanoma March. Jay Allen is walking from Adelaide to Sydney (2000 kms in 50 days) to raise funds for Melanoma Institute Australia. I am walking 24 kms of the 2000! Jay’s target is to raise $1 million for research to find a cure of melanoma. Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die from the disease each year. Did you know that it is the most common cancer in 15 – 39 year olds? (MIA website).
 
Donations for this walk are via Tour de Cure: https://tourdecure.com.au/profile/?memberId=90346&tourId=1025
 
On Sunday May 5th I will be walking with friends as part of the Put your Foot Down annual Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation walk. Team ‘Walking for Wendy’ are raising funds for research whilst celebrating the life of our dear friend Wendy. Currently the 5 year survival rate for this disease is 9.8%. Despite being a top 5 cancer, Pancreatic Cancer receives a fraction of the funding of other top 5 cancers.  
 
 
Thanks,
Cathie
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