The most important asset you have is yourself and your family. With so much of our time spent outdoors, it’s important we help protect our farmers, growers and rural communities.
FMG is bringing Melanoma New Zealand to you
Last year we partnered with Melanoma New Zealand—NZ’s only charity organisation solely dedicated to preventing avoidable deaths and suffering from melanoma. We’re excited to announce we’re bringing Melanoma New Zealand around the country with the FMG Spot Check Roadie. Check your “spot” below!
- AUGUST Taranaki
- SEPTEMBER Pukekohe
- OCTOBER West Coast, Canterbury
You may have seen us at events already. Here’s the outcome of Melanoma New Zealand’s Nurse Educator attending 5 events:
- 816 free spot checks
- 74 suspicious lesions
- 9% referred on for further evaluation
It’s not just about spot checks
If you can’t get off-farm to get checked straight away, you can take action today by getting to know your skin and doing a self-skin check. To find out how, visit melanoma.org.nz/early-detection
As a client of FMG, you can access Melanoma New Zealand’s online education for free by visiting fmg.co.nz/melanoma This includes practical information and tools regarding melanoma; from how to be sun-smart to what signs of melanoma to look for on your skin and hearing real stories from patients.816free spot checks74suspicious lesions9%referred on for further evaluation
DID YOU KNOW?
- NZ has the highest rate of melanoma in the world.
- More people die from skin cancer each year than on our roads.