Updated: Aug 24
Help Make Marisa’s Every Step Count Against Melanoma and Skin Cancer
You’re invited to be part of a life-changing journey — Jay's Mission Melanoma Walk '23.
This event is not just a walk; it's a powerful statement of endurance, awareness and hope.
Collins Hume Senior Accountant Marisa Worling will join “The Melanoma Man” Jay Allen and his dedicated team this November as they take on the inspiring challenge of walking from Merimbula to Port Melbourne over two weeks, covering a remarkable distance of 621km from Saturday 18 November to Friday 1 December.
“I want to raise awareness and funds for not only melanoma but also skin cancer in general and have joined up with Jay to complete the walk. We have been set a target of $10,000 to be raised by the time the walk is completed on the first day of summer,” says Marisa.
How you can help
We invite you to be a part of this inspiring movement by donating generously — help Marisa to smash her $10,000 target to fuel melanoma research, support and awareness. Every contribution makes a difference.
Why walk for melanoma?
The statistics are stark: in Australia alone, an estimated 16,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Shockingly, that means someone will hear the words "you have melanoma" every 30 minutes. And it's not just melanoma — over 1 million individuals will also face diagnoses of non-melanoma skin cancers, including Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Mission Melanoma: Support, Educate, Fund Research, Advocate
Jay's Mission Melanoma Walk '23 is more than a fundraiser; it's a call to action dedicated to providing critical support, education, funding for research and a driving force for advocacy against melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Every step we take with Marisa as part of Jay’s team contributes to this vital mission.
Marisa's Inspiring Journey from Diagnosis to Triumph
Marisa Worling is a true testament to resilience and triumph over adversity. In 2017, Marisa faced a Stage 4 melanoma diagnosis that turned her life upside down which she talks about candidly. Despite the challenges, she emerged stronger, undergoing surgeries, revolutionary treatments and therapy. After a tough battle, Marisa reclaimed her passion for running, completing the 50km Ultra Trail Australia.
“Being able to run and walk is very important to me as, at the time of my diagnosis, I really didn’t know what my future was going to be, so I didn’t want to take it for granted. And this is especially why being involved in the walk is pretty special,” says Marisa.
“I'm also hoping that sharing my story and being involved in the walk will bring hope to others who have been given a similar diagnosis as mine,” she added.
Marisa's journey is a beacon of hope for others facing similar battles. She understands the significance of every step and cherishes her mobility. By joining Jay's Mission Melanoma Walk '23, Marisa aims to share her story, raise awareness and fundraise to support others fighting melanoma and skin cancer.
Remember, every step taken brings everyone closer to a world without melanoma. Please support Marisa in her incredible journey, for everyone who has been touched by melanoma.
Together, they walk towards a brighter, healthier future. For more information, visit https://www.australianskincancerfoundation.org/mission-melanoma-event. To donate, visit https://jaysmissionmelanomawalk23.raisely.com/marisa-worling.