It’s something we all have in common. It’s our biggest organ. Our first line of defence. It feels. It breathes. It grows. Constantly moving in all shapes and shades. Carrying us through this wonderful thing called life.
Tragically, every day in this sunburnt country, our skin is under attack. UVA and UVB light can cause mutations in our cells which turn into skin cancer. Something two thirds of Australians are likely to do battle with before the age of 75. Killing more people per capita than anywhere else in the world. Thankfully, over 95% of skin cancers can be successfully treated – if they’re detected early, which is what this movement is all about.
This thing started ten years ago after we lost our mate to melanoma. It was horrific. Something we never wanted to see happen to anyone else again. So, we focussed on something which wasn’t being done – to champion early detection.
Since then we’ve been passionately campaigning to raise the profile of skin checks here and around the world. To a point where at least three people a week are now writing to us about something they found which could have killed them if it wasn’t for our work. Initially, we focussed on men, who account for roughly 69% of Australia’s melanoma deaths. This campaign is called Beard Season, and it’s something we’re still going to proudly operate but as a part of something bigger.
Something for everyone under the sun. Something to rally together the support of corporates, medical organisations, communities, government and as many people as we can in this big, beautiful country, to be part of a ‘once in a generational opportunity’…
To launch a sustainable, targeted, national skin check program. Bringing specialists to where they’re needed most. Powered by the smartest minds, the best technology and people just like you who we hope are passionate about making a massive difference – to tackle our ‘national cancer’. Then, like other fine Aussie exports, we’ll proudly share our advances with the world.
Making melanoma history.
Starting 2021 right
We launched #SkinCheckChampions alongside Deborah Hutton – one of Australia’s most loved smiles, at 1 Beach Rd Bondi – one of Australia’s most loved beaches, in partnership with La Roche-Posay – one of the world’s most loved sunscreens. There was a lot of love in the room, and you’ll LOVE what we have coming up!
THE 365+ SUMMER SKIN LAB
1 Beach Rd, Bondi
As part of this partnership, we’ll be running an educational hub in Bondi from the start of December until the end of January. Here, you can learn about the importance of skin health ANNND… book yourself a free skin check with a specialist.
This initiative has been magnificently popular and our skin checks were snapped up in a matter of hours. However, if you drop by or get in touch we can add you to our reserve list. Or… try your luck and hit the link below:
ANOTHER NEW ADDITION
Our brand new clinic finder!
This is a very valuable tool which takes the hassle out of booking your next appointment with a GP, Skin Clinic, Dermatologist or Support Service.
We’ve worked very hard on this little beauty in partnership with Health Direct, a wonderful branch of the Australian Department of Health.
Give it a whirl and let us know how you go:
Or, pop your email in the box below to be the first to find out about our next pop-up skin check clinic and other interesting haps: