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Moving Forward and Staying Flexible

The world looks a little different today, and due to the pandemic, we’ve all adapted to be more flexible. A May event at the Milwaukee County Zoo is not going to be able to happen, so we are working towards a transition of the foundation and an in-person event in the fall of 2021. The 17th Annual Block Melanoma Run, Walk, and Kids Fun Run will need to be held at a new location, but our goal is to honor and remember those who have battled melanoma together, and raising funds for melanoma is more important than ever if we are to find a cure. Please stay tuned and watch for more updates on the 2021, 17th Annual Block Melanoma 5k Run, 3k Walk, and Kids Fun Run!


A Small Ride to Defeat Melanoma with Team Barbie

Brad Pollen rode across America in memory of his sister Barb who was promoted to heaven on May 17, 2018, after a 6.5-year battle with melanoma. Brad rode over four mountain ranges (Cascades, Rocky, Adirondack and White) and through fourteen States (Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The ride was epic, but, so little compared to fighting melanoma and other cancers. The fight against cancer is physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining. Even the diagnosis of cancer can rock your world. Seeing the battle up close and personal is absolutely brutal. The ride was completed in August! Such an incredible accomplishment. Brad raised an incredible $9,041.20!! Thank you, Brad, for your support of melanoma research!


On behalf of Ann’s Hope Foundation and the physicians and patients who count on us to provide funding for melanoma research, please accept our sincere appreciation for your generous support.

Learn how your donations have helped Dr. Mark Albertini at UW-CCC and at Medical College of Wisconsin advance their research to improve the outcomes of patients with melanoma.

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