Melanoma and the Hunter Melanoma Foundation

Are you melanoma-aware?

The facts around melanoma are confronting. Two in three Australians will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Melanoma is the most common cancer in the 15-39 age group, with one person dying from it every 5 hours.

In the Australian population, melanoma ranks as the third most common cancer. With such sobering statistics, it’s hard to believe that some Australians still don’t seem to be taking the warnings seriously. With more than 3.3 million Instagram posters still boasting about #tanning and tanning beds, it seems we still have a way to go to get the message across.

Beyond Bank has partnered with the Hunter Melanoma Foundation for several years, supporting their goal to reduce mortality rates from melanoma in the region, minimise patient suffering and maximise patient care. Being a customer-owned bank, we care about the things that affect our customers and communities.

Awareness is the best way to start lowering statistics around melanoma. In an Australian first, the Hunter Melanoma Foundation (HMF) recently launched a simple animated guide to help people check and protect their skin. Watch the video below, it could save your life!

We know that cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care whether you are old or young like Victoria, who discovered at only 21 that a small spot on her foot was melanoma. 

You can read Victoria’s story by clicking the button below.
 

How you can help

Supporting the Hunter Melanoma Foundation helps them spread their message.  It also assists them to conduct vital research, provide education and create new tools like the virtual guide to help Australians perform their own skin examinations.

You can support the Hunter Melanoma Foundation simply by saving and without any cost to you.
 

Also in In the community

Making life a little brighter for kids in foster care

  • Featured
  • In the community
Our double donation days have been about supporting groups like A Better Life for Foster Kids who are making a difference in the lives of foster children and carers. It is all part of our commitment to being for and with the community.
Read article

Partnering with Toora Women to empower women fleeing domestic violence.

  • Featured
  • In the community
This Mother’s Day, we honour the courage and resilience of women who escape abusive homes and take on life’s obstacles to protect their children and give them a better, safer future.
Read article

Everyday banking that’s good for you.

  • Featured
  • In the community
  • Everyday Banking
As Australia’s first B Corp-certified bank, we commit to balancing purpose with profit by meeting the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We use our business as a force for good to drive positive outcomes for our people, customers, communities and planet.
Read article

¹ Canstar - Bank or mutual bank: What's the difference? June, 2016.

This information has been provided without taking into account any of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider whether it is suitable for your circumstances before acquiring this product. 

All loans are provided by Beyond Bank Australia Ltd ABN 15 087 651 143 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237856. © 2021.

Back to top

Share this page