CA ANZ GM Members NZ - Ride to Beat Melanoma

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Given by 130 generous donors in 11 weeks

Melanoma diagnosed in its early stage can be successfully treated. If a melanoma is discovered when <1mm thick the prognosis is excellent.

Auckland

I'm after your support in raising both awareness and funds that will support the education of all New Zealanders as to the benefits of early detection when it comes to melanoma prognosis. With the support of my employer, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, I'm going to ride in the BDO Wellington to Auckland cycle challenge, seven days of approximately 100km riding per day. My wife Kelly was diagnosed with stage III melanoma when she was under 30 and I've had a melanoma removed in my early 40's. We both enjoy the outdoors and plan on spending many more weekends at the beach with our children. It's our wish that all kiwis know and understand the importance of early detection in beating this horrible disease.

Let's look after each other, encourage your partner to have those uncertain moles checked by a professional so we can all carry on enjoying the great kiwi outdoors.

Melanoma isn't just an older person's disease. Young people can get melanoma too. Melanoma diagnosed in its early stage can be treated by surgery that is far less invasive than treatment involved in later stages.

Murray Taylor's involvement (page creator)

My wife Kelly was diagnosed with stage III melanoma when she was under 30 and I've had a melanoma removed in my early 40's. We both enjoy the outdoors and plan on spending many more weekends at the beach with our children. It's our wish that all kiwis know and understand the importance of early detection in beating this horrible disease. I'm going to ride in the BDO Wellington to Auckland cycle challenge, seven days of approximately 100km riding per day. I invite you to share the experience with me via my social media updates and ask for your support to improve the prognosis of those diagnosed.

Special thanks to my employer and members of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and Prestige Bicycle Repairs in East Auckland for supporting my fund raising efforts.

I'd also like to introduce friends whom ride with The Hub, Petone. They’re pretty aware of the UV risk from sunburn as they spend a lot of time out on the road in the sun. So, as well as joining the BDO ride, Mark Godfrey, Warwick and Andrea Bolton, Sally Jarvis, Roger Higgison and Bruce Harris, have ‘tagged along’ with my fundraising.

Following are a few words from The Hub Riders:

"Many of us riding know someone like Murray who benefited from early detection and others have friends who are fighting the battle. Mark recently lost a workmate to melanoma. As well as being a great bloke, Peter was a very active outdoorsman throughout his life, from road cycling and mountain running to tramping, golf, and team sports! For those who knew Peter, supporting this fundraising is a way of helping respond to this very aggressive disease. We are very happy to join Murray in fundraising for Melanoma NZ, and ride from Wellington to Auckland to help beat melanoma! Please help us raise awareness and make a difference - all funds go to Melanoma New Zealand."

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Latest donations

Nathan Cox
Nathan Cox on 18 Feb 2017
Nice work this week Murray! Bloody Legend!
$775
Lance & Diana
Lance & Diana on 18 Feb 2017
Awesome work on the ride Murray - so pleased you made it all the way!
$50
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Feb 2017
Go Murray! You're an inspiration.
$55
Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey on 18 Feb 2017
Great effort mate
$20
Naenae Godfreys
Naenae Godfreys on 17 Feb 2017
So proud of Mark and the team, go The Hub
$50

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This page was created on 29 Nov 2016 and closed on 18 Feb 2017.