$30,000 raised, making a real difference for Melanoma New Zealand



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In Association With Marketing Association

The day focused on raising funds for Melanoma New Zealand, which estimates that over 90,000 Kiwis get non-melanoma skin cancer each year, our most common cancer in the entire country. The cause, although widely supported, is very close to Norris’ heart. “Recently a lifelong friend of mine passed away from melanoma, so now this cause has even more meaning for me,” Keith explains. During the day Melanoma NZ ran free spot checks for event participants and found at least one suspected melanoma – so not only did the event raise funds for continued melanoma prevention and early detection service, but it also potentially saved a life. “We are so grateful to the Marketing Association for running the inaugural Keith Norris Charity Golf Cup in support of Melanoma New Zealand. Thanks also goes to the event’s generous sponsors and all the committed golfers who braved the (very!) wet weather conditions in great spirits for the cause. New Zealand has the worst incidence and death rates of melanoma in the world, with more than 6000 New Zealanders diagnosed and around 300 people dying from melanoma every year. The more than $30,000 raised on the day will make a real difference in helping to save lives by raising awareness about melanoma prevention and early detection,” says Andrea Newland, CEO of Melanoma New Zealand. To bring the spot check van to your business get in touch with Andrea via andrea.newland@melanoma.org.nz.