The Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust is dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma.
The trust actively supports medical research and endeavours to provide better access to specialised care for the communities of the Wagga Wagga region. Amie was only 20 years old when she was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. In August 2007 she discovered a lump in her groin. She was prompt in seeking medical advice, and after an ultrasound and biopsy, was diagnosed with melanoma. There was no primary skin lesion ever found.
Over the next couple of years this unpredictable cancer appeared again and again. Amie went through numerous operations but it had spread too quickly - the surgeons could not operate as fast as it appeared. She battled long and hard for just over three years, trying every available treatment. On 9 November 2009, just one day after her 23rd birthday, Amie lost her battle with cancer.
For many people illness is a very private matter but Amie’s journey was well-documented in local media and her progress followed by the Wagga Wagga community. It had always been her wish that others learn from her story and not have to face the same fate at the hands of melanoma.
The Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust has been created in her honour to educate and support Riverina families with regards to melanoma prevention and education. It was also recognised during Amie’s illness that there are limited resources and support for melanoma patients in rural areas. The trust seeks to address this by providing support for other families fighting melanoma.
How you can help
Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust is a non-government funded organisation that relies on your generosity for donations.
The Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust runs a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year. You can keep track of these on our website.
You can also support us by bidding on the Dinner Auction.