Campaigns

2019 - Jays Longest Melanoma March

Jay and a dedicated support team walked 2000km in 50 days from Adelaide to Sydney for Jays longest Melanoma March campaign. From the incredible efforts of the melanoma community, volunteers and organising committee, we raised $606,000 for research at Melanoma Institute Australia.
Funds went to research for the ABCX clinical trial: This is a phase II, open label, randomised trial of ipilimumab and nivolumab with concurrent intracranial stereotactic radiotherapy versus ipilimumab and nivolumab alone in patients with asymptomatic, untreated melanoma brain metastases.


Channel 10 promo video for Documentary
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Channel 7 exclusive news story on the conclusion in Sydney. Watch here.

2017 - The Longest Melanoma March Campaign

Jay and a dedicated support team walked 1200km in 29 days from Brisbane to Sydney. From the incredible efforts of the melanoma community, volunteers and organising committee, we raised $261,000 for research at Melanoma Institute Australia.
Funds raised went to research for a clinical trial using immunotherapy for when melanoma spreads to the brain.


Promo Video: Watch here.

Channel 10 Exclusive: Watch here.

2014 - 900kms for a Cure

Jay and his good mate, fellow melanoma survivor, Andrew Rust walked 900km in 16 days from Melbourne to Sydney.

From the incredible efforts of the melanoma community, volunteers and organising committee, we raised $160,000 for research at Melanoma Institute Australia. Funds went to research for a clinical trial of secondary brain cancer in melanoma patients.


Ray Hadley 2GB Exclusive: Watch here.

2015 – Sunbed Ban Campaign

Clare Oliver who very sadly died from melanoma in 2007 started the campaign to ban commercial solariums across Australia. Following Jays diagnosis he took up the sunbedban campaign and finished it for her.

After 8 years of relentless campaigning including Jay lobbying politicians directly which was covered widely by the media and gaining support from prominent public health academic, Simon Chapman, PhD. In 2016 commercial sunbeds were banned across Australia.


Channel 10 - The Project Exclusive: Watch here.

American Journal Of Public Health: Watch here.

Most Influential People Honour Roll: Watch here.

SMH Exclusive On The Ban: Watch here.

Jay Campaigning To Ban Sunbeds In London, UK 2019: Watch here.

Proud Achievements

2019

- Walked 2000km in 50 days from Adelaide to Sydney, raising $606k for research

- Melanoma Advocate of the Year by Skin Health Institute

2018

- Finalist for Pride of Australia medal

- UK speaking tour funded by Melanoma Institute Australia initiating UK sun bed banning campaign

- Community Award by North Sydney Council

2017

- Walked 1200kms in 29 days from Brisbane to Sydney, raising $261k for research

- Finalist for Australian of the Year NSW ‘Local Hero’ Category

2015

- Outstanding Melanoma Advocate of the Year by Melanoma Patients Australia

- Lobbied and banned commercial sun beds across Australia campaign

2014

- Walked 900km in 16 days from Sydney to Melbourne, raising $160k for research

- Top 25 Not for Profit’s Most Influential People in Australia by Pro Bono Magazine

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