We are delighted to celebrate Gina Savage as a Mater Foundation Community Hero.
Gina Savage is an inspirational leader in the fight against melanoma.
In 2015, at the age of 20, Gina had a small lump removed from her scalp which began her ongoing battle against melanoma.
Gina has had 60 lymph nodes, 17 melanoma tumours and both ovaries removed. At 27, she is infertile and going through menopause. Melanoma has taken away her ability to become a Mum.
But, Gina has turned her heart-wrenching personal battle into an inspiring movement for change.
While undergoing continued trials for life-saving treatments, Gina has bravely and selflessly devoted her energies and passion to advocate and fundraise for increased melanoma awareness, research and treatment.
She founded “Six Hour Project” to highlight the fact that one person dies every six hours from melanoma in Australia.
Through her determination to beat melanoma and tireless dedication to deliver large-scale fundraising events, Gina has proven a truly inspiring fundraiser for Mater Foundation.
Gina’s latest gala annual event in August, 2022 – “A Night for Melanoma”, hosted by Karl Stefanovic at Mercedes-Benz Brisbane- raised over $250,000.
Gina’s drive to fight not only her personal battle but to help others in their fight against cancer is why she is a Mater Foundation Community Hero