ECU Joondalup’s Halloween fun to have some serious benefits


Louis Uren, Ivy Uren and Eden Uren with Conan the barbarian.
Louis Uren, Ivy Uren and Eden Uren with Conan the barbarian.

ECU Joondalup is to use fun fright in a bid to boost funds for its “revolutionary” work into the serious fright of melanoma.

The university’s Melanoma Research Group has developed a blood test that Professor Mel Zims said would “revolutionise the way melanoma is diagnosed, treated and monitored”.

The campus is hosting the Halloween-themed Run For It celebration on Saturday, where entrants brave a creepy course with supernatural scares along a 2km or 5km path. All money from the event will support work into the melanoma blood tests.

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“While there will be plenty of scary creatures on display at Run For It, melanoma is a truly terrifying disease, killing an average of four Australians every day,” Prof Zims said.

“Money raised at Run For It will help us transition this exciting new test into clinical practice.”The 2km Halloweenies course has sold out but tickets remain for the 5km event.

Halloween costumes are encouraged, with prizes for best dressed.

 

RUN FOR IT

When: Saturday, October 29
5pm: registrations open
6pm: first wave of Halloweenies Hunters.
7pm: first wave of Creepy Campus racers.
Tickets: $25
Location: Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Meeting point: Building 1