There are lots of organised fun runs, swims, and marathons you can join. When you register, nominate Melanoma Institute Australia as your chosen charity and ask people to sponsor you.

Heather O’Donnell

MIA Join EventHeather O’Donnell and her daughters, Phoebe (aged 9) and Emma ( aged 6), participated in the 2021 Elleker Running Festival in WA in memory of their loving father Mark O’Donnell. Mark was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in August 2019 and sadly passed away 12 months later, aged 42. Heather hopes that sharing Mark’s story will help save lives and raise funds for vital research. With the support of the entire Denmark community in WA, Heather, Phoebe, and Emma raised $9145 and are planning to complete more fun runs in the future.


MIA Join EventIn 2019, we had more than 40 people represent Team Melanoma in Sydney’s annual City2Surf. Collectively they raised $50,000! We’ve highlighted some of their stories here.

Rottnest Channel Swim

MIA Join Event‘Team Just Keep Swimming’ and solo swimmer Flavia took part in the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim. Despite gruelling conditions in the water, the swimmers raised a combined total of $8510!