About Leave Your Hat On

Melanoma kills more 20-39 year-old Australians than any other single cancer.

Almost 14,000 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma in 2017. While melanoma only represents 2% of all skin cancers, it is by far the most deadly, causing 75% of skin cancer deaths.

Leave Your Hat On is your chance to help end melanoma. By asking your friends, family & colleagues to sponsor you to Leave Your Hat On, you will raise much needed funds for life-changing melanoma research, and also raise awareness about sun-safe behaviour.

How it works

1. Sign up

1. Sign up.

2. Pick a hat to wear

2. Pick a hat to wear, and nominate your challenge (where to wear it, and for how long).

3. Ask friends, family & colleagues to sponsor you

3. Ask friends, family & colleagues to sponsor you.

4. Help fund life-saving research for melanoma

4. Help fund life-saving research for melanoma.


Sign Up to Leave Your Hat On



About Melanoma Institute Australia

Melanoma Institute Australia is the world’s largest melanoma research and treatment centre. A not-for-profit research institute, it is dedicated to world-class research, treatment and education focused on preventing and finding a cure for melanoma.


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