Fundraiser for Vic and melanoma re­search

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

A fundraiser tar­get­ing $5000 in sup­port of Sey­mour’s Vic Al­fieri and the Melanoma In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia will be held at the Royal Ho­tel on Fe­bru­ary 9.

Or­gan­iser Jade Rankin said statis­tics show melanoma is the most com­mon can­cer in young Aus­tralians (15–39 year olds).

She said it rep­re­sented 20 per cent of all their can­cer cases.

‘‘As you may or may not be aware, our great mate Vic Al­fieri, who most of the lo­cal com­mu­nity would know from his most re­cent po­si­tion at Wool­worths in Sey­mour, has been fight­ing his melanoma for more than four years,’’ Ms Rankin said.

‘‘Un­for­tu­nately this hor­ri­ble dis­ease has con­tin­ued spread­ing through­out his body,’’ she said.

‘‘So in the pos­i­tive spirit Vic has al­ways had, we have put to­gether a great af­ter­noon to host this event for shave your head or colour your hair.

‘‘With 100 per cent of funds raised go­ing di­rect to the Melanoma In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia.

‘‘Come and join us on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 9 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Royal Ho­tel in Sey­mour.’’

Ms Rankin said there would be mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, raf­fles and en­ter­tain­ment for chil­dren.

She said Liv and Erin will be the hair­dressers for the day and they ‘‘have their shavers ready to go for any­one who is game enough’’.

‘‘Let’s all rally to­gether to get as many peo­ple as we pos­si­bly can to com­mit to ei­ther the head shave or hair colour, and smash the tar­get of $5000 out of this world,’’ Ms Rankin said.

‘‘Even if you can’t com­mit to a shave or colour, come down and sup­port this in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant cause, and still have fun, we can’t wait to see you all there.’’ ■ For more in­for­ma­tion email Jade at givin­gupis­no­tanop­[email protected] or do­nate at melanomain­sti­tuteau2016.go­­ingUpIsNotAnOp­tion

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