Partners drive melanoma awareness

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Thrifty WA hands over the keys to a Mitsubishi Outlander to officially recognise the start of its partnership with MelanomaWA.
Camera IconThrifty WA hands over the keys to a Mitsubishi Outlander to officially recognise the start of its partnership with MelanomaWA.

A new partnership between Thrifty and MelanomaWA will deliver awareness workshops and promote the importance of skin checks for people living in regional WA, including the Pilbara.

MelanomaWA chief executive Clinton Heal said the partnership enabled the charity to engage with regional communities by assisting with the transport of the organisation’s team across WA to conduct workshops, events and support sessions. “Melanoma is largely preventable through UV protection and early detection,” he said.

“Therefore it’s incredibly important to be able to spread this message and educate the community, particularly teenagers.”

The organisation also offers support services for those affected by skin cancer and their friends and family.

Thrifty WA general manager Andrew Kamphaug said the vehicle rental company was proud to partner with the important charity. “We were very taken with Clinton Heal’s story and impressed with the organisation he’s developed and success it’s achieving,” he said.

Thrifty WA officially handed over a MelanomaWA-branded vehicle, a Mitsubishi Outlander, to the organisation in recognition of the start of the partnership on July 6.

The charity plans to visit as many regional towns and areas as possible from November through to 2018.

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