{Girl Crush Tuesday} The incredible Adèle Green AC

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today’s girl crush is one very remarkable lady, Professor Adèle Green AC has probably helped to save your life and you don’t even know it.

Professor Green is a clinical epidemiologist and leader in biomedical science who has contributed to combating skin cancer and melanoma through groundbreaking research. She has played a crucial role in encouraging and convincing all of us that putting on sunscreen is a good way to fight skin cancer. She was among the first to identify the skin cancer epidemic in Australia and then a landmark study of the disease in the Queensland town of Nambour helped identify the best ways to fight it. She is also a senior researcher at QIMF Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Adèle has dedicated her career to understanding the preventable causes of cancers including skin cancer and melanoma, and collaboratively ovarian and oesophagus cancers. Adèle was among the first to address the skin cancer epidemic in Queensland. She played a crucial role in convincing Australians that regular use of sunscreen halves the risk of melanoma.

We salute you Professor Green, I know ladies like you are a great example why more girls should study science.

Image: 100WomenOfInfluence

Image: 100WomenOfInfluence

{Locally Found} Melonoma walk your way around the river

On Sunday 22 March 2015 at 10.30am something VERY important is happening and I really want you to get involved.

The annual Melanoma March is on and it is bloody essential you get there. melonoma march

You can bring your friends, family, pram, bike and dog to help raise awareness for this wonderful cause.

Here’s the scary bit, every year, more than 12,500 Aussies are diagnosed with melanoma. Basically 2 out of every 3 people are diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime and 1 person dies every 6 hours.

But, here is the good bit – Recent research has tripled the life expectancy of advanced melanoma patients. The cure is so very nearly in our sights!

So, what it comes down to Nesters, is that all you have to do is round up the fam-bam and mates and roll down to the river for a walk to raise awareness and funds.

You can register online at: http://melanomamarch2015-locations.gofundraise.com.au/cms/bathurst

There is also a Facebook event you can get involved with just search ‘Melanoma March 2015 – Bathurst’

Important stuff:

22 March 2015 | 10.30am | Bicentennial Park, Bathurst | 

Thanks Nesters x