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Clare Oliver
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    (August 25, 1981-September 13, 2007)
    Born in St. Kilda, Australia
    Earned bachelor degree in Media and Communication and master degree in Cinema at the University of Melbourne
    Sports journalist for SBS Network
    Developed aggressive skin cancer after 10 sessions using a solarium (tanning bed)
    Died at age 26 of melanoma
    Inspired The Clare Oliver Melanoma Fund for skin cancer research
    At age 19 she signed up for tanning sessions (against her mother's wishes).
    After 10 sessions she would get 20 free ones, but quit after the 10th when she burned and 'didn't feel right.'
    She admits she did some beach tanning growing up but insists the tanning beds gave her melanoma.
    She complained she wouldn't live to get to 'run the rat race with everyone else.'
    She was cancer free for 19 months until several tumors developed in April, 2007 and was given months to live.
    She had her TV journalist job for just three weeks when told she would die.
    Rather than pity herself she became outspoken on the dangers of a solarium especially for teens looking for a quick tan.
    Her last wish was to make it to her 26th birthday, and she succeeded.
    Upon learning of her death, Australian Prime Minister John Howard stated, 'I knew her position was desperate. Oh dear, I'm so sorry about that. I just think the whole thing should be made much tougher. I think it's just an appalling Australian tragedy. It's terrible.'

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