A Farewell from Glenna's Fund

Ten years ago, friends and family of Glenna Kohl came together to honor her legacy and fight for a world where melanoma takes no lives. It is bittersweet to announce that our committee has decided to dissolve the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope.

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Collectively, we have made significant strides and know our work has impacted many affected by this deadly disease. With your support and generosity we have raised nearly half a million dollars for three programs.

  • Advancing Melanoma Research @ Mass General Hospital
  • Sun Safety awareness through Shade Canopies & sunscreen dispensers across Cape Cod
  • Giving Back through Scholarships & Grants to Families affected by Melanoma
Based on the foundation we have built over the last 10 years, we are more confident than ever that together we will one day achieve our vision of a world where melanoma takes no lives. We are also confident that we have made Glenna proud by our work. As we close this chapter on our Fund at the end of 2019, we hope you will continue to honor Glenna, share her story and continue to invest in melanoma research and awareness through these reputable organizations:

We encourage you to keep Glenna’s words close to your heart:

“I knew it was bad for you… but it was really my one indulgence that I regret already in life. I wish when I was a little bit younger I had someone like myself to warn me of what really can happen if you’re not more careful when it comes to sun safety and preventing skin cancer.”
– Glenna Kohl

Thank you for being part of our mission.

The Piggy Committee

Remember… “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”



The Wings of Hope donation movement lets you donate to our cause on behalf of a friend or loved one who is fighting or has fought this horrible disease.


Learn where your donations to the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope go. The main areas we focus on are melanoma research, awareness and prevention.



“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.”

GKFH Mission: Our vision is a world where melanoma takes no lives.

Our Mission is to carry on Glenna’s work to increase awareness of the Cape Cod community to the importance of early detection and prevention of melanoma and to support those fighting this deadly disease.

Glenna Kohl was our daughter. She was a sister, a niece, a cousin, and a special friend to so many who will never forget her. She lived life with a purpose and fought for her beliefs to the end, never giving up and always smiling.

In these pages you will learn about Glenna and hopefully be inspired by her life. She had hope that others would never experience what she did, and to honor her, we are continuing her fight for Hope.

Visit the Funding page to see how your donations help us to achieve Glenna’s Vision and Mission.