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Group warns: Don’t pay the price for fun in the sun

by Bill O'Neill • view the original article It seemed like life was just beginning for Glenna Kohl, an attractive  young Barnstable lifeguard, nicknamed “Piggy” because of her snort-like laugh, when she graduated from Salve Regina in 2005. But soon after her...

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Large Umbrella Offers Sun Protection at Bass River Beach

SOUTH YARMOUTH – An oversized umbrella is now casting its shade over Bass River Beach in South Yarmouth. The 20-foot-wide adornment is more than just a novelty, however. Bob Kohl, co-founder of the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope, who is responsible...

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Giant Umbrella to Shield Yarmouth Beachgoers

Patricia Armstrong and Bob Kohl with the support beam for the Bass River Beach giant umbrella. Wicked Local photo by Conor Powers-Smith By Conor Powers-Smith Posted Dec. 9, 2014 @ 7:00 am Visitors to Bass River Beach in South Yarmouth will...

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A Death by Suntan at Age 26

By: Stephanie Booth Cosmopolitan Magazine "For years, Glenna Kohl pursued a tan, both in the sun and in tanning beds - which new research shows are far deadlier than once thought. By 22, she was battling the most lethal form of skin cancer."...

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Thank You Letter from Mass General Hospital

A large part of the funds raised by The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope go towards the Glenna O. Kohl Melanoma Research Fund at Mass General Hospital. Through our donations and the donations of others, Dr. Donald Lawrence and the faculty at Mass General Cancer Center can...

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Glenna’s Skin Cancer Speech

Hi! My name is Glenna Kohl and I have Stage IV Melanoma. I realize that sounds like a confession, but it’s true and that’s who I am. Of course I didn’t use to be this person. Not very long ago I had a pretty close to perfect life actually. I...

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In Memoriam: Glenna Kohl

by Jillian Blumberg On Thursday, November 20th, the Town of Barnstable lost one of our most well known and beloved lifeguards. Glenna Kohl passed away after her three year battle with Melanoma skin cancer. I had the privilege of lifeguarding...

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The Truth About Tanning – Facts

Glenna was a tanner – whether at the beach or in a tanning bed – she was always tanning.  Once she learned what tanning can do to your body (and your life) she worked as long and hard as she could to try to discourage her peers from following...

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Risk Factors for Melanoma

Many factors can increase your risk for developing melanoma. These risk factors include: Fair skin, light eyes Many freckles Severe, blistering sunburns as a child or adult Family history of melanoma Having had melanoma in the past...

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