Get spotted

Get Spotted and help make a difference by raising awareness of melanoma in New Zealand.

Our annual Melanoma Awareness Campaign, “Get Spotted”, will run from Monday 16 until Sunday 22 October

Please help us by getting involved.

Go it alone or gather your friends, colleagues or students and support Get Spotted by wearing spotty clothes or any other fun activities and posting photos or videos, tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and/or  LinkedIn , adding the hashtags #GetSpotted #MelanomaNewZealand.

Get Spotted is our opportunity to reach and educate people of all ages from around the country about the importance of melanoma prevention and early detection.

As well as individuals and workplaces getting involved, a large number of schools, kindergartens, and early childhood centres participate in the campaign during October to promote sun safety with their students using educational activities to help our young people create good habits and encourage them to influence other family members to protect themselves from the sun.

All schools, kindergartens and ECEs that register to get involved with Get Spotted:

  • have the opportunity to be in the running for a Lidgard Shade Sail valued at $20,000
  • receive a free subscription to our Melanoma workplace education course for all staff.

Whether you’re an individual, school or workplace, you can take part by entering our colouring-in competition or purchasing our colour changing UV bands which turn from white to purple when exposed to UV radiation. The $3 bands were a huge hit last year and a great tool for both education and fundraising.

Please get behind this important campaign and help us raise awareness about melanoma. If you can throw in a spot of fundraising, too, we would be very grateful.

Encourage your family and friends to take care of their skin in the sun and to check their skin regularly for any changes.


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