About Us

About Ann's Hope

The basis for Ann’s Hope Foundation was laid by two friends. After learning they were both runners, they began training for a marathon together. As the length of their runs grew, so did their friendship.

Ann’s Hope Foundation (AHF) was founded in 2005 by Ann Harrington and Anne Frentzel, friends who both lost loved ones to melanoma. Ann’s brother, Craig Harasha, was diagnosed with advanced melanoma in September 2004 and lost his battle six months later. Anne’s father, Richard Cibula, passed away from melanoma after a two-year fight with the disease in November 2002.

AHF is the only melanoma foundation in Wisconsin that hosts several events to raise funds for melanoma research and education. The foundation is dedicated to creating a community for those affected by melanoma and ultimately a cure for melanoma.

Our Mission

Ann’s Hope Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable/not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of melanoma cancer and to raise the level of research, early detection and prevention efforts in the community.

Objectives & Goals

Ann’s Hope Foundation, Inc., supports funding for melanoma cancer research, education and awareness. We provide funds to charitable organizations as determined by the board of directors.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer. More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.


Would you like to host an event for Ann’s Hope Foundation? We would love to work with you. Contact us today!