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Skin Cancer Institute at UA Cancer Center Presents 7th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 5

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present the Seventh Annual Melanoma Walk on Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 to 7 p.m., on the UA Mall, 1209 E. University Blvd. Event activities begin at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 4:30 p.m.

The 1.5 mile walk is family- and pet-friendly, and includes prizes and giveaways, music, a silent auction and activities for the kids. Free skin cancer screenings are available before the walk by appointment only; call 520-626-1074 to schedule.

Proceeds from the walk directly support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona. The Skin Cancer Institute’s goal is to raise $75,000 to help fight melanoma.

Advance registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under age 5. Participants also may register as a “Skin Cancer Prevention Friend” (SPF) for $100, which provides one walk registration plus membership in the SPF program that supports the institute’s prevention and cure activities.

Several teams already have started raising funds to fight melanoma. To register for Melanoma Walk 2016, join a team or to make a donation toward this year’s fundraising efforts, please visit: www.fightmelanomatoday.org

Presenting walk sponsors are INSYS Therapeutics, Banana Boat and Hornaday Development, LLC.

Founded in 2005, the Skin Cancer Institute at the UA Cancer Center is the only skin cancer organization of its kind that unites patient care, research, outreach and education into one coordinated entity. The Skin Cancer Institute serves as a model for community-based skin cancer research and care in the United States and relies purely on grants and donations for operation.

About the University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant number P30CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center in Tucson and at Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the UA Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state, with more than 300 physicians and scientists working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information: uacc.arizona.edu

About the UA Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu

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