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 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:

Stephanie Innes