APPROXIMATE 4KM LOOP
- LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, RAFFLE AND ENTERTAINMENT WILL TAKEN PLACE FROM THE SEAGULL CLUB.
Coolangatta is Queensland's most southerly coastal town, bordering NSW. The sunloving, outdoor lifestyle of Coolangatta residents has sadly led to some of the highest rates of melanoma in Australia. A statistic that needs to change, and a statistic that can be changed through promoting awareness in the local area.
Melanoma Institute Australia is excited to annouce their new partnership with The Strand, Coolangatta. The Strand and the Melanoma March volunteer committee are excited to be bringing Melanoma March to Marine Parade and Coolangatta Beach for the first time in 2015.
Melanoma March Coolangatta will commence from The Strand shopping centre on Marine Parade and take in a picturesque 4km loop along the foreshore of Coolangatta Beach. After the walk, all participants are welcomed back to The Strand for post-event refreshments and family-friendly entertainment.
In 2015, participants of the event are welcome to march, walk, stroll or even run the event. We encourage if participants anticipate running this event, that they make their way to the front of the pack at the start of the event. Please note; this is not a timed event.
Tony van de Wakker and his wife Jenny Thulborn are the dedicated volunteers hosting the 2015 Melanoma March Coolangatta for the first time. Tony and Jenny have been impacted by melanoma and are hoping to raise funds and awareness to help change the outcome and quality of life of people living with this disease. The local committee and the team at Melanoma Institute Australia encourage everyone to join in on the march to one day find cure!
Enjoy 3 hours free underground parking at The Strand 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta.
What to wear?
We encourage all Melanoma Marchers to practice their sun safety while taking part in this event. Sunscreen will be available at all events, but we suggest that you apply your sunscreen before leaving home. Participants are also encouraged to dress appropriately with sun-safe clothing, hats and sunglasses and remember your comfortable shoes.
Can you help?
As a not-for-profit organisation, these events are all run by volunteers. All profits go directly toward funding research projects at Melanoma Institute Australia. If you or your business has the capacity to help organisation of the event (printing flyers, sharing on social media, loaning pop-up marquees to the organisers etc) it would be greatly appreciated. Please email us if you feel you can help.