We’re about to enter the third year of our partnership with Melanoma New Zealand, helping to share life-saving advice to prevent avoidable deaths and suffering from melanoma. As many of our clients are farmers and growers and spend much of their time outdoors, it’s important to do what we can to help protect you.
What we’ve spotted so far
We’ve worked with Melanoma New Zealand at 13 different events across the country. We've introduced the team to rural communities they’ve not visited before such as Taumaranui, Normanby, and Feilding. Also, their inaugural visit to the South Island visiting Canterbury and the West Coast.
We’ve checked over 2,040 spots, 263 of which were suspicious and referred for further follow-up. Of those suspicious spots, 45 are suspected to be melanomas.
That’s a lot of members of our rural communities who now have the information, and referrals they need.
You’ll see us out and about with Melanoma New Zealand again this year, if you see us at events come in for a free spot check and education.
2,040 SPOTS CHECKED
263 SUSPICIOUS SPOTS identified and referred for follow-up
45 SUSPECTED MELANOMAS
It’s not just about spot checks
As a client of FMG, you can access Melanoma New Zealand’s online education for free. It includes practical information, takes about 30 minutes and includes a few surprising facts – for instance did you know that UVA rays penetrate deeper into our skin, but UVB rays are more aggressive? That’s why it’s crucial to use sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB.