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Thank you to all the Smiddy Hero's who stepped out and supported skin cancer research in 2015. Registrations for 2016 open late August.


Celebrating its 10th year in 2015 the charity run was held at the PA Hospital in memory of PA physiotherapist Adam Smiddy whose life was cut short by an aggressive melanoma at the age of just 26.


Over 160 participants of all ages — from stroller-sized to 72 — took part in the Smiddy Fun Run, which raised $7,500 for skin research at the PA Hospital – home to the discovery of the world’s first cancer vaccine.


There were runners from beginners to more seasoned athletes, who stepped up the pace in the 5km Run; the walkers who strolled the pathways in the 2.5km Walk, and the teams challengers who battled it out over a tough 7.5km course.


Skin cancer accounts for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers each year in Australia. Approximately 1 in 11

Queensland men, and 1 in 9 Queensland women will be diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85.


The run raises awareness and funds for skin cancer research at the PA Hospital – home to the discovery of the world’s first cancer vaccine.


See all the results and photos from the day here.


Please contact us on (07) 3176 2359 or email general@pafoundation.org.au for more information.



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Register for the Smiddy Fun Run today - 2.5km Walk, 5km Run or 7.5km Team Relay. Registrations closed.

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Details about race categories, packs, parking and transport, breakfast and what's there on the day can be found here.


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