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Musicians Perform For Melanoma’s ‘Death to Cancer’ Gig

25 March 2012

Musicians Perform For Melanoma’s ‘Death to Cancer’ Gig

Tim Finn, Don McGlashan, Black River Drive and Villainy are among the collection of Kiwi musicians who will be performing at the Melanoma Foundation’s “Death to Cancer” rock gig, on Saturday 31 March.

The 12-hour event which will run from 2pm until 2am at Auckland’s Q theatre on Queen Street is the sign off for Melanoma March, the hero month in which the Foundation focuses on fundraising and driving awareness about Melanoma and the importance of early detection.

MC for the “Death to Cancer” gig, Mikey Havoc, says: “It’s scary that New Zealand has one of the highest rate sof Melanoma in the world, so hopefully this gig will help raise some funds for the Foundation, so they can keep doing the great work they’re doing.”

Fred Soar, Chairman of the Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand, adds: “Melanoma not only scars those who have been diagnosed, but also their families and everyone around them. This is a great way for friends, families and supporters to get together and have some fun while helping to raise some money for the Foundation.”

Tickets to the event are $50 for either the 2pm-8pm session or the 8pm-2am session or if you want to attend both only $70. Tickets will be available today from or by calling (09) 309 9771.

In addition to the “Death to Cancer” event at the end of this month, there are a range of men’s and women’s tees promoting the event featuring the skull design. Only $45 these can be purchased from

Proceeds from the event and the t-shirt sales will help fund improved support services and information for people diagnosed with melanoma, along with public awareness campaigns to help prevent the occurrence of melanoma in New Zealand.

About the Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand

Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer that has a devastating impact on more than 2000 New Zealanders and their families every year. The Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation supported by 11 trustees with a common purpose – to dramatically reduce this number through excellence in the awareness, education, prevention, treatment and research of the disease. Since its establishment in 2004, the Foundation has been busy advocating for better access to the best available care and treatment on behalf of melanoma sufferers and will shortly open a support and information centre for people affected by melanoma in Milford, Auckland. Visit for more information.


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