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Mark Richards joins Hunter Melanoma Foundation to focus on skin checks | Newcastle Herald



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Mark Richards and Hunter Melanoma Foundation have joined forces to help save lives. The foundation provided more than 700 free skin checks over summer “many of which were life-saving”, the foundation’s executive officer Claudia Tolhurst said. Ms Tolhurst said Richards posted on Instagram about the free skin checks, prompting “a lot more people to get their skin checked at our pop-up skin clinic at Cooks Hill Surf Club”. This included another well-known local surfer “who hadn’t had a skin check in over a decade”. Data shows one in 25 males and one in 30 females in the Hunter Region will suffer from melanoma, which is the most common cancer among those aged 15 to 39. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with…

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