Register for the 17th Annual Block Melanoma 5k Run, 3k Walk and Kids Fun Run presented by AIM at Melanoma
Sunday, October 17, 2021 • Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee, WI. | Click here to register

Ann’s Hope Foundation passes the baton to AIM at Melanoma

After administering, organizing, and running Ann’s Hope Foundation for over 16 years, Ann Harrington and Anne Frentzel have made the difficult decision to step down from the foundation and pass the baton. We have been incredibly fortunate to have had a very loyal board of directors, many of them staying on for the entire life of the foundation. The BOD, along with our amazing volunteers have worked side-by-side with us and have allowed us to truly impact melanoma and gift ground-breaking research for 16 years!

We are excited to announce our “merger” with the AIM at Melanoma Foundation. We will make a final financial gift to AIM at Melanoma and close our doors, and AIM has graciously offered to continue what we began and carry on the Block Melanoma 5K Run and Walk. The 17th Annual event will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at The Ingleside Hotel property in Pewaukee. Ann & Anne, the founders of Ann’s Hope, had the privilege of meeting the founders of AIM in 2006 and have followed the incredible work they have accomplished. We step back knowing the Block Melanoma event is in very good hands!

Please read the message below from AIM’s President:

Hello to Ann’s Hope Foundation! We are excited to welcome all of you to the AIM at Melanoma family. 

My mother, Valerie Guild, founded AIM in 2004 after my 26 year old sister died of melanoma just nine months after being diagnosed. AIM’s goal is to end this disease in our lifetime while improving the lives of those it affects. We host walks in many cities across the country each year to raise awareness and funds. We are looking forward to trying to fill the very big shoes of Ann and Anne while supporting the Block Melanoma Event. To learn more about AIM, please read here.

Finding the cure will take all of us working together. We are humbled that Ann and Anne chose AIM to continue what they began, and we’re looking forward to meeting everyone associated with Ann’s Hope.

If you have any questions about the Block Melanoma Run and Walk, please reach out to Cindy LeBlanc, National Director of Walks & Events for AIM at Melanoma (415-521-8119,

If you have any questions about AIM at Melanoma or our research projects, please reach out to me ( or our Vice President, Alicia Rowell (

Thank you!


Samantha Guild

President, AIM at Melanoma

–Ann and Anne 


We invite you to learn more about AIM at Melanoma and the work they are doing to raise awareness of preventive measures; provide support for patients, caregivers, and survivors; and fund critical research—all to end melanoma in our lifetime. AIM is dedicated to fighting the world’s deadliest skin cancer, melanoma. Click to read more:  AIM at Melanoma

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