Hannah Rose Melanoma Research Fund.

Mela-What? will;

  • raise awareness of melanoma as a young person’s disease, (melanoma currently represents 21% of all cancers diagnosed in young Australians under 25 years of age.)
  • sadly show you that Melanoma is the second biggest killer of young Australians next to car accidents.
  • let you know that melanoma is 90% preventable and show you how easy it is to be sunsmart all year round
  • blow your mind by showing you that 80% of skin damage happens before your 18 years old!
  • bust some of the myths about your skin and test your knowledge of melanoma and skin cancer
  • encourage young people to know and love the skin they’re in and check it regularly
  • unpack the simple science of ultra violet (UV) radiation that impacts on our skin and changes our cells
  • build knowledge and skills to be Sun Smart outdoors and help prevent melanoma and skin cancer.
  • share stories of other young Australians affected by melanoma
  • help you step into the life of young Australian, Hannah Luxford-Matthews who lost her life to melanoma aged just 20 at Christmas 2008.

Hannah had two hopes:

  • to tell all young Australians to look after their skin
  • to raise money to support research into adolescent and young adult melanoma, to improve treatments and find a cure.