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ECU raises more than $5,000 for melanoma research

Wednesday, 09 June 2010


ECU raised more than $5,000 for melanoma research thanks to a Sex and the City 2 fundraising event held at Grand Cinemas, Joondalup on Saturday, 5 June.

More than 260 fans enjoyed the movie, canapés and drinks while raising much needed funds for research into the development of a blood test to detect the spread of melanoma in its early stages.

Head of melanoma research at ECU, Associate Professor, Melanie Ziman says melanoma is the most common cancer in young people aged 15-39 and causes 80 per cent of skin cancer-related deaths.

“The test developed at ECU has the potential to benefit melanoma sufferers worldwide as it can detect cancerous melanoma cells at early stages of the disease, before they spread to other organs”.

“The night was a great success with all money raised assisting us to purchase biochemicals which are crucial to continue our research,” Professor Ziman said.

Attendee’s payed tribute to the movie, dressing up in true Sex and the City style, with prizes awarded for the best dressed and most fabulous shoes.

“It was a fantastic night, and I’d like to thank everyone for coming and donating money to such a great cause,” said Professor Ziman.

For more information visit the Melanoma Research Group website.

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