Temora's former Slip Slop Slap girl Tracey O'Reilly will join Wagga's Melanoma March to raise money for cancer research and urge locals to get their moles checked early.
It's a message that hits close to home for Mrs O'Reilly, a melanoma survivor who owes her life to the sharp eyes of her doctor George Saleeb.
She's had dozens of moles cut out of her arms, legs, and back, but it wasn't until 2015 that she had her first full-blown melanoma surgery on her leg after she noticed one mole lighten in colour.
"When I was first diagnosed with the first melanoma I was quite stressed about it because of all the unknowns," Mrs O'Reilly said.
"So far Dr Saleeb has been able to catch all of mine before they go too far, so that's why it's important to getting checked early."
She's been preaching the message of regular checkups and sunscreen discipline since she was young girl, when she was paid to hand out sunscreen at Temora pool.
Now she's passing that message on to her children, who are carrying the torch as a sun safe family.
"I've got sunscreen in my handbag, sunscreen on the back veranda, sunscreen in the pantry, sunscreen in the car," Mrs O'Reilly said.
"We still go outside; we like waterskiing and kids love tennis and swimming, but we make sure to wear rashies and hats all the time and stay safe."
Because of the added hereditary risks of melanoma, the O'Reilly children get their moles checked once every three months.
Mrs O'Reilly is urging Wagga locals to get checked at least once a year, particularly for outdoor workers and farmers who spend their days in the baking Australian sun.
She's hoping to spread that message even wider through the Melanoma March, which will kick off at Apex Park from 9.30am on March 15.
The money raised from the event will go towards the Melanoma Institute, which will use the funds for their life-saving research.