JAY'S Longest Melanoma March will visit the Wimmera to spread awareness about Melanoma.
The initiative is led by cancer survivor Jay Allen who was diagnosed with stage three melanoma in 2008.
"I had a mole in my left ankle and it spread up to my left lymph nodes," he said.
Mr Allen started the march in Adelaide on March 31 and it will end in Sydney on May 19 - a 2000 kilometere journey.
More than 300 people have signed up for the march which spans across a period of 50 days. The initiative has so far raised $185,000.
"I started the march with a friend James back in 2012 in Manly, a four km walk. We then pitched the idea to Melanoma Institute Australia and now there are over 23 around the country. Together with Melanoma Institute Australia, we have raised millions of dollars for melanoma research," he said.
Mr Allen said the reason he embarked on the journey was to give hope to people who didn't think they could survive cancer.
"As a survivor, I hope I can give a little bit of hope which can make such a difference in someone's cancer journey," he said.
Mr Allen will march the Western Highway daily covering major towns such has Horsham, Stawell, Ararat, Ballarat and Melbourne, along with other regional towns mid-way.
"Anyone who wants to support us, if you see us at the side of the road feel free to stop and come and say hello," he said.
The march will include other melanoma survivors, friends and families of people who lost their battle to cancer.
"If anyone has lost their loved one to cancer, they can give us a photo and we will carry it till Sydney. I have about 15 photos in my pocket that we are carrying all the way home," he said.
Visit the initiative's Facebook page for more information.
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