Ruth Primmer

Noosa Triathlon 2023

My story

In 2003 I was diagnosed with melanoma. It’s the most common cancer in Australians aged 20 to 39. I was 34. I was walking up the steps of a ride at Wet and Wild, enjoying a day out with my kids and friends, when the random stranger behind me potentially saved my life. He asked me if I’d had the spot on the back of my arm checked out. 

No was the answer, at that point I hadn’t even realised I had a spot on the back of my arm. Two surgeries and years of surveillance later and here we are. 

Fortunately mine was caught early and apart from a substantial survivor scar on my left arm, I’m fine. But every year approximately 1300 Australians aren’t so lucky. 

Please help me to reduce this number by donating to my 2023 Noosa Triathlon Smiling for Smiddy fundraising appeal. 

I am taking on Noosa Triathlon 2023!

I've committed to being part of Team Smiddy at the 2023 Noosa Triathlon.

That means in November, I'll be taking on an Olympic distance triathlon. That's a 1500m swim, 40km ride and 10km run! Yes, I'll be pushing my body to the limit.

Why am I taking on this challenge?

Because I'm committed to the long, hard road to fight cancer. 

As part of my challenge I'm aiming to raise funds towards ground-breaking research at Mater into the causes, prevention and treatment of various types of cancer.

And this is where I need your help.

Will you support my fundraising by making a donation today?

Thank you to my Sponsors