Stuartholme & School Strokes for Skin Cancer

By Rachael Kininmonth - 07/06/2022

Melanoma Awareness Month (May) is over and the MM4M team is doing their final event on 22 June, the Stuartholme girls have already raised over $6,400 ????

 What School Strokes for Skin Cancer is all about:

Raising funds for A Million Metres for Melanoma 

The Problem 

• 2 out of every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer 

• Early sun exposure is the greatest risk factor for developing the disease 

• 367 young Australians were diagnosed with melanoma last year 

• Half of these were in Queenslanders 

The Goal 

• May is Melanoma Awareness Month 

• Our goal is to raise awareness around melanoma and sun protection in young Australians 

• Contribute to the Million Metres for Melanoma Campaign, which is aiming to raise $250K 

The Challenge 

• Students each aim to raise $367 

• Every student that raises this amount rows on a rowing machine for 1 minute 

• The school that rows the farthest wins 

The Reward 

• For every school that raises $10K: o Acknowledgement of the school contribution on MM4M social networks 

• Mentorship opportunity from the MM4M crew, all doctors or corporate executives 

• For every student that raises $50 or more by the end of the challenge o Skin Cancer awareness package care of Cancer Council QLD 

• MM4M hat 

• For the winning school o Visit from 2x Olympic medalist Will Lockwood including display of medals 

• 10% of the funds raised from the School Strokes for Skin Cancer fundraiser, up to a maximum of $25K, to be used towards melanoma prevention at the school