May 11 – World Melanoma Day (1st time in the world)

ImageOn May 11, 2013, day of death of legendary musician Bob Marley, who died from melanoma, Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology and Global Shapers Community Yerevan Hub (an initiative of World Economic Forum) nominated as World Melanoma Day – Fighting against Melanoma!!!

On May 11, 2013 in Bob’s Club, Yerevan, Armenia “Fighting Against Melanoma” party took place, with participation of “Chigapo and Untouchables” band and DJ Vakcina. This party was later showed by many TV channels and websites.  182712_545111072198527_353171097_n 183637_545116835531284_15499936_n 183781_545119082197726_294646495_n 197687_545117098864591_1539271758_n 264536_545117508864550_1270516923_n 600763_545112815531686_748027617_n 934028_487478281306001_603146449_n 934852_545111708865130_2030568431_n 943777_545111435531824_1562880953_n 945735_545116605531307_780640074_n

Starting from May 11, 2013 until the end of May in many public places, flyers with the information about melanoma and the ways of prevention were distributed.

Flyer 1 (1) Flyer 2

On May 13, 2013 there was a TV program about our initiative on Armenia TV, one of the biggest TV channels in Armenia, and an interview with the organizers.

On May 15, 2013 in “Muratsan” Hospital Complex of Yerevan State Medical University we organized a scientific conference on Melanoma issues.

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We collected videos all over the world, where people say “No melanoma” holding “NO Melanoma, May 11” in their hands. The whole video now is under construction and it will be ready very soon.

Also the websites www.worldmelanomaday.org and www.may11.org are under construction now and will also be ready soon.

We are full of hope that this our initiative will become world – known and next years more and more people will join us…

Doctors from 16 countries, Beirut, Lebanon

Doctors from 16 countries, Beirut, Lebanon

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