Order BUZZ OFF SPOT today and support Melanoma research
This is a story about a man (Simon Haralambopoulos) and his battle with cancer (Melanoma). It’s been a brutal battle that he still fights every day. He calls his Melanoma “Spot” and this “BUZZ OFF SPOT“. By purchasing this book you will support Melanoma research with all proceeds being donated to The Melanoma Institute.
Simon: gone too soon, but forever in our hearts
Simon lost his battle with Melanoma in February 2022. He outlived his doctor’s expectations by 7 months and stayed optimistic to the very end. Simon lives on in the hearts of his loving family, many loyal friends and the message in this book. He was proud of the awareness and the funds for Melanoma research that FUCK OFF SPOT has and continues to raise.
Please support Simon and buy this book or donate directly to Melanoma Institute Australia.
What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is a form of cancer that develops in the skin’s pigment cells.
Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin, even in areas that receive little or no sun exposure like the soles of your feet.
It can be difficult to treat and is best detected early.
Over exposure to ultra violet (UV) light causes 95% of Melanoma, so the best way to prevent Melanoma is to protect your skin from the sun.
Early detection of Melanoma is key. If caught early 90% of Melanomas can be cured with surgery. Get to know your skin and have a professional skin check regularly.
About the Protagonist
Simon Haralambopoulos is a 46-year-old Sydney Builder of Greek origin. Growing up on Clovelly Beach in the ’80s and ’90s, he lived most of his life in the sun.
Despite his olive skin, Simon got Melanoma on his neck in his late 30’s. For the last seven years, he has been battling Melanoma in his lungs and brain.
This book is his story!
About the Artist
Cecilia Timm is an artist and illustrator, marketer, writer, website designer and friend of Simon Haralambopoulos’. She has witnessed his incredible strength and determination in fighting Melanoma.
Out of frustration of not being able to help her friend Simon effectively, Cecilia channelled her frustration into helping him write his story.