The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center will host its fifth annual Melanoma Walk from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Melanoma Walk 2014 will be held at The University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., at Allen Road. Major walk sponsors are INSYS Therapeutics Inc., and Banana Boat/Walgreens.

The goal is to raise $60,000 to fight melanoma — a $5,000 increase from last year’s fundraising efforts.

The 1.5-mile walk is family- and pet-friendly, and includes free skin-cancer screenings by appointment (call 520-626-1074), prizes and giveaways, live music, a silent auction and activities for children. Proceeds from the walk directly support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

Advanced registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under 5 years.

New this year is the “Skin Cancer Prevention Friends (SPF) Program at $100, which includes one registration and the opportunity to support the Institute’s prevention and cure activities.

The first 200 people to register at www.fightmelanomatoday.org will receive two complimentary passes to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For more information, to register for Melanoma Walk 2014 or make a donation toward this year’s fundraising efforts, please visit: www.fightmelanomatoday.org

Stephanie Innes