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Hunter Melanoma Foundation Inc

Contact

Name: Claudia Tolhurst

Position: Executive Director

Email: melafdn@tpg.com.au

Website: http://www.hmf.org.au

Address

NBN Telethon Mater Institute, 82-86 Platt St,

Waratah NSW 2298

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Our Mission / Objective

The Hunter Melanoma Foundation was formed to provide moral and financial support to the Newcastle Melanoma Unit, it’s staff and patients. Funds raised are directed towards patient facilities, community education programs, and melanoma research in our region. Melanoma is the .3rd most common cancer in Australia and unfortunately, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world.  Melanoma is one of the most avoidable cancers and if treated early has a 90% success rate.  Our mission is to reduce the mortality rates of melanoma in our region.

 

Our Services

  • We provide Educational programs to community groups about the importance of prevention and early detection of melanoma.
  • We provide patient care services as well as practical household assistance and patient transport to melanoma patients
  • We provide a Melanoma support Group to melanoma patients and their families.

Our Beneficiaries

Our beneficiary group is made up of

  • melanoma patients and their families
  • melanoma researchers and medical staff.
  • general community through education and awareness

Projects in Progress

Our projects include :

  • Community Awareness programs delivered to community groups either face to face or digitally.
  • High Schools program – peer to peer delivery of a live play “Danny” which tells the story of a teenager who loses their battle with melanoma.
  • Free community skin check programs to increase early detection

Our People

CEO

Claudia Tolhurst, Executive Officer

Names of Board Members

Chair – Janelle kirk

Vice Chair – Andrew McMahon

Secretary – Rebecca Boyd

Treasurer – Jacqueline Evans

Committee members – Hannah Stanton, Leonie Murray, Michele Whitbourne, Lisa Hamilton

Number of Employees

1

Number of Volunteers

50 registered

Registration Information

ABN

75 185 968 305

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A bequest is the perfect way to make a difference…….well into the future.

The money we receive through bequests helps to sustain the vital and often lifesaving activities of the foundation. 

Your bequest can be directed to research, or a PHD scholarship in your chosen name to help fund students undertaking important melanoma research. Or perhaps your bequest could contribute to the delivery of our community awareness programs about prevention and early detection, including free skin check programs.

The choice is yours or you can leave it up to us. 

We invite you to consider leaving a gift to the Hunter Melanoma Foundation Inc in your will. Should you choose to do so, we strongly suggest seeking legal advice.

General Donations

With your help, for the last 30+ years, the HMF has been raising awareness about the prevention and early detection of melanoma, supporting patients and their families, supporting medical staff training and supporting research into a cure for this disease AND we are making a difference. In the Newcastle & Hunter Region, both the incidence of melanoma and the mortality rate from melanoma has declined – particularly amongst young people. Your donation and on-going support will enable us to continue to make a difference well into the future. 

Other support

As a small, self funded charity with just one employee and limited resources, the HMF depends on the support of its members, volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors to be able to continue to our vital work in education, awareness and supporting local research. Become a HMF member, host a fundraiser, include us in your will, volunteer to help out when and where you can. Every little bit helps.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the life blood of HMF. Our volunteer roles vary from office work, packing information gift bags, delivering merchandise, helping out at fundraising or community awareness events, patient support, patient transport to name a few. Basically, there’s something for everyone. If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Hunter Melanoma Foundation was formed to provide moral and financial support to the Newcastle Melanoma Unit, it’s staff and patients. Funds raised are directed towards patient facilities, community education programs, and melanoma research in our region. Melanoma is the .3rd most common cancer in Australia and unfortunately, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world.  Melanoma is one of the most avoidable cancers and if treated early has a 90% success rate.  Our mission is to reduce the mortality rates of melanoma in our region.

 

Our Services

  • We provide Educational programs to community groups about the importance of prevention and early detection of melanoma.
  • We provide patient care services as well as practical household assistance and patient transport to melanoma patients
  • We provide a Melanoma support Group to melanoma patients and their families.

Our Beneficiaries

Our beneficiary group is made up of

  • melanoma patients and their families
  • melanoma researchers and medical staff.
  • general community through education and awareness

Projects in Progress

Our projects include :

  • Community Awareness programs delivered to community groups either face to face or digitally.
  • High Schools program – peer to peer delivery of a live play “Danny” which tells the story of a teenager who loses their battle with melanoma.
  • Free community skin check programs to increase early detection

Our People

CEO

Claudia Tolhurst, Executive Officer

Names of Board Members

Chair – Janelle kirk

Vice Chair – Andrew McMahon

Secretary – Rebecca Boyd

Treasurer – Jacqueline Evans

Committee members – Hannah Stanton, Leonie Murray, Michele Whitbourne, Lisa Hamilton

Number of Employees

1

Number of Volunteers

50 registered

Registration Information

ABN

75 185 968 305

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A bequest is the perfect way to make a difference…….well into the future.

The money we receive through bequests helps to sustain the vital and often lifesaving activities of the foundation. 

Your bequest can be directed to research, or a PHD scholarship in your chosen name to help fund students undertaking important melanoma research. Or perhaps your bequest could contribute to the delivery of our community awareness programs about prevention and early detection, including free skin check programs.

The choice is yours or you can leave it up to us. 

We invite you to consider leaving a gift to the Hunter Melanoma Foundation Inc in your will. Should you choose to do so, we strongly suggest seeking legal advice.

General Donations

With your help, for the last 30+ years, the HMF has been raising awareness about the prevention and early detection of melanoma, supporting patients and their families, supporting medical staff training and supporting research into a cure for this disease AND we are making a difference. In the Newcastle & Hunter Region, both the incidence of melanoma and the mortality rate from melanoma has declined – particularly amongst young people. Your donation and on-going support will enable us to continue to make a difference well into the future. 

Other support

As a small, self funded charity with just one employee and limited resources, the HMF depends on the support of its members, volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors to be able to continue to our vital work in education, awareness and supporting local research. Become a HMF member, host a fundraiser, include us in your will, volunteer to help out when and where you can. Every little bit helps.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the life blood of HMF. Our volunteer roles vary from office work, packing information gift bags, delivering merchandise, helping out at fundraising or community awareness events, patient support, patient transport to name a few. Basically, there’s something for everyone. If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Annual Reports

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