About this event

November 21, 2019 11:00 am

Australia's National Skin Check Day

What is anscd?

anscd is the initiative of Mates Against Melanoma-The Jason Sprott Foundation Limited (MAM). This will be our signature early detection and fundraising activity which will raise public awareness of melanoma and other related skin cancers, by increasing community engagement for the early detection of the disease; funding research and clinical trials to increase survival rates and to find a cure for melanoma; and providing ancillary services for those affected by melanoma.

anscd will have official events around the country where government, corporate and community leaders are invited to be our partners in mission.

MAM sees anscd evolving into an appeal day similar to Red Nose Day or The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

When is anscd?

anscd will be hosted each year to kick off the Australian summertime, this will also coincide with the Australian skin cancer action week 17-23.

In 2019, anscd will take place on Thursday 21 November.

Who can get involved?

anscd will be a day to encourage the Australian general public to get involved, we anticipate commitment from the following:

  • Government MP’s
    • Federal
    • State
    • Local
  • Educational Institutions (public/private)
    • Universities
    • Schools
  • Corporate ( companies/businesses)
  • Community
    • General public
    • Institutes
    • Charities /NFP’s
    • Sporting clubs
    • Registered associations

How can we get involved?

You can get involve in Mates Against Melanoma’s anscd in a number of ways:

  • Set up a fundraiser in your workplace
  • Participate with family and friends at one of our anscd events
  • Register with MAM to commit to getting a skin check
  • Volunteer at one of our official events
  • Make a donation

Where will the funds go?

anscd funds will help Mates Against Melanoma deliver on the foundation’s charitable purposes:

  • MAM Research projects
  • MAM Clinical trial projects
  • Improve early detection of melanoma
  • Funding Systemic therapies
  • Funding targeted therapies
  • Funding other melanoma institutes development research & clinical trial projects
  • Supporting and improving ancillary services for melanoma patients
    • Mental health services
    • Transport services
    • In-home assistance
  • Raising public awareness about all aspects of melanoma
    • Sun safety and prevention techniques
    • Self-examination techniques
    • Melanoma diagnosis, mortality and survival rates
    • Potential mental health issues associated with a melanoma diagnosis
  • Advocacy to achieve the above objects, including promoting or opposing a change to any matter of law, policy or practice with respect to melanoma

Who will anscd help?

Utilising funds raised across Australia, through anscd, Mates Against Melanoma will help:

  • Patients diagnosed with melanoma
  • General public through our sun safety prevention & awareness campaigns
  • Melanoma researchers
  • Other Melanoma & skin cancer Institute’s/charities/NFP organisations


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