Belinda's story


Belinda’s story tells the true story of a Victorian mum who died of melanoma in April 2016.

With the aim of encouraging parents to increase their sun protection, the campaign provides an insight into the devastating impact skin cancer can have on an individual and their family.

The message is simple – be SunSmart at every age in life to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Who was Belinda?

Belinda was a Melbourne mum who died of melanoma in April 2016.

In 2012, Belinda was brushing her hair when she discovered a spot on her scalp, which turned out to be a malignant melanoma.

After her diagnosis, Belinda became passionate about making other Victorians more aware of the importance of sun protection, and the very real consequences of skin cancer.

Belinda had numerous treatments for her melanoma here in Australia, and overseas. Unfortunately, these were unsuccessful. She passed away in hospital on Friday 1 April 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

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