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[3 min read] Million Metres for Melanoma: sharing our vision of a world where nobody dies from skin cancer
HealthCert has partnered with the Skin Cancer Institute to become a bronze sponsor of the Million Metres for Melanoma initiative. Together, we share the vision of a world where nobody dies from skin cancer.
The fundraising event, to be held on 16 October 2018, will see the MM4M team attempt to break the world record for the fastest team to run one million metres on a treadmill. In order to achieve this, the team will need to run at world record pace for 82 hours. All proceeds will be donated towards building a new melanoma unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
In April 2016, the MM4M team broke the world record for the fastest team to row one million metres on an indoor rowing machine. That three-day event raised over $132,000 towards providing support for individuals and families during their fight against melanoma.
The 11-man team is headed by Chris Conyard, who lost his sister-in-law, Phoebe, to melanoma in 2015. Thirty-one-year-old Phoebe Eales had a mole removed at a regular skin check in April 2014 and it was diagnosed as melanoma. The tumour spread to other parts of her body and Phoebe passed away in November 2015.
Chris and the MM4M team have since vowed to help individuals and their families who are also fighting the disease. HealthCert is proud to support their cause and we wish them luck for their world record attempt in October.