The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Presents the Sixth Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 7

Proceeds will support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present the sixth annual Melanoma Walk on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The event opens at 2 p.m., and the walk starts at 4 p.m. The goal for Melanoma Walk 2015 is to raise $60,000 to fight melanoma.

The 1.5 mile walk is family- and pet-friendly and includes free skin cancer screenings by appointment, fundraising prizes and giveaways, music, a silent auction and activities for children. Proceeds from the walk support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

Registration for Melanoma Walk 2015 is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 5 years. You also may register as a “Skin Cancer Prevention Friend” (SPF) for $100; membership in the SPF Program includes one free registration and gives you the opportunity to support the Institute’s prevention and cure activities. Team leaders will receive two free passes to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. For more information, to register for Melanoma Walk 2015, or to make a donation toward this year’s fundraising efforts, please visit: www.fightmelanomatoday.org

Special thanks go to our major walk sponsors: INSYS Therapeutics, Hornaday Development, Sanofi and Banana Boat.

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 the model for community-based skin cancer research and care in the United States and relies purely on grants and donations for operation.