Thursday 30th January is Check4Spots Day, created in honour of Morgan Mansell who passed away from melanoma at just 25 years of age.
Morgan Mansell, born 30th January 1993, is lovingly remembered as a smart, independent woman who travelled the world, completed a double degree with a triple major, is treasured by her family and friends and bravely inspired many seriously ill people around the world through her frank and candid discussions about her health and her battle with melanoma at The Alfred hospital.
She was truly passionate about supporting others who were struggling with health issues and used her beautiful sense of humour to give hope and positivity to those around her.
Morgan lost her battle with melanoma in 2018 at just 25 years of age. The Morgan Mansell Prize for Young Victorian Melanoma Researcher of the Year was established in 2019 via her bequest to The Alfred Foundation and is a tribute to her passion for melanoma research and working towards a cure.
Her family continue to work hard to promote awareness of the early detection of melanoma and are urging the public to participate in Check4Spots Day on Thursday 30th January 2020, encouraging everyone to book a skin check or at the very least ask a partner to check for spots not easily visible. Click here to find out more: