Jay was just 32 years old when he was diagnosed with melanoma. He was your typical Aussie bloke – a husband, dad, son and mate to many. Overnight he went from being a truck driver to a cancer patient.
Jay underwent immediate surgery and treatment. 10 years on he is fighting fit, and is now fighting for another cause. In 2019, Jay tackled his third epic trek across the country to help raise much needed funds for MIA and raise awareness on the high incidence rates of melanoma here in Australia.
For the Melbourne leg of his journey, our Managing Director Alan Oppenheim and several other senior managers joined Jay for the day to show their support and highlight our commitment to helping find a cure to melanoma.
Visit Jay’s Facebook page to find out more.
Ensuring teenagers are aware of the danger of melanoma and the importance of sun safety is the mission of this new educational program run by MIA.
Secondary schools are invited to participate in the SunSafe Student Ambassador Program. The comprehensive one-day program will train representative students in the importance of sun safety and how to deliver an effective presentation. The students will then go back to their schools and, using the skills they have learned, deliver a sun safety presentation to their peers.
Here at SunSense, we are huge advocates of this program and endeavour to support MIA with their educational initiatives in any way we can.
Read more about this initiative here.