Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Melanoma is often referred to as “Australia’s national cancer”. But our research at Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is making a difference.

Whilst we are making progress, further research is vital for continued breakthroughs in treatment. That’s why we need your help… join us on MIA’s Outback Trek and support those affected by melanoma.

The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. This adventure will see you trek over 60km’s of the famous trail.

As part of this incredible – yet challenging – adventure, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems.

By day, you will challenge yourself as you trek across the Red Centre, experiencing the diversity of desert habitats and learn the unique history of Australia’s Indigenous people. At night, you will fall asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.

By taking part in this unique adventure you’ll pave the way for new research to improve melanoma treatment, and ultimately find a cure.

The funds you raise from this challenge will help us continue our important research into developing better treatments and finding a cure for melanoma. Through research, we expect to discover more personalised therapies, uncover the reasons for resistance to therapies and develop better processes for identifying people at risk.

Your support can ensure we continue to pioneer advances in melanoma research and treatment, making a difference to the lives of patients and their families.

Dates: 17 September – 23 September 2018
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,500 (excludes travel)
Travel quote: $2,650*, including taxes
Trip duration: 7 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Challenge grade: 3/5
Accommodation: Twin share in 3-star hotels and comfortable camping
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)

1. Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.

2. Ready to register? Click on the Register Now button to secure your spot on the team.

3. Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.


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