Two extraordinary men are leading the way to raise funds to support a clinical trial for patients with metastatic melanoma to the brain by walking 900km from Sydney to Melbourne and Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre in Frankston has a goal to perform 900 skin checks in the time of the walk.
Andrew Rust & Jay Allen, both melanoma survivors are currently on their journey down to Melbourne battling wind, rain and long stretches of the Hume Highway in the ‘900km for a Cure’ campaign.
Their fund-raising target is $150,000 which will provide research for a clinical trial of secondary brain cancer in melanoma patients and raise awareness of this life threatening disease.
Andrew & Jay’s journey will finish at the MCG on Saturday, 26 July as part of the half time celebrations in the Hawks vs Sydney match!
As at 17 July, Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre has performed 695 skin checks and is asking the community to come down and have their skin checked. PSCC has also pledged to donate $5,000 towards the campaign’s target.
Jay will be the guest speaker at PSCC, Frankston on Monday, 28 July to share his amazing moments on the 900km walk, his cancer journey and the importance of having skin checks.
To follow Andrew and Jay’s amazing feat and donate, visit https://www.facebook.com/900kmforacure
For more information contact
Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre
375 Nepean Hwy
Ph: 9770 0040
(Other centre locations include Mornington and Hastings)
Compiled by Debra Mar