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Calling all bricklayers

Monday, 21 September 2009


For one day in October, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is looking for bricklayers to participate in the Back a Brickie campaign to raise funds for the University's Melanoma Research Project.

Australia has the highest incidence of Melanoma in the world. It is now the most common cancer in young people aged 15-39. Melanoma causes 80 per cent of skin cancer deaths and as bricklayers spend the majority of their working day in the sun they are especially at risk.

ECU's Associate Professor Melanie Ziman and her research team are developing a blood test to detect the disease early, potentially saving thousands of lives. So by taking part you can be a part of history in the making!

For the second year in a row, family and friends are urged to sponsor their beloved brickie per brick laid on one day in October, with all raised funds going to further this groundbreaking test.

Participating bricklayers will receive a free skin check and a sun cream key ring. There are also extra incentives for raising more than $100.

Bricklayers interested in participating should contact Associate Professor Melanie Ziman at ECU on 6304 5171 or 0419 929 851 m.ziman@ecu.edu.au or project supporter Mel Fear on 0421 383 089.

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