This past March, the Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association held its annual conference in Hyannis. One of the informational booths was about the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope. Glenna’s story greatly affected me. I have been involved in lifeguarding since I was 16 years old (and that was a long time ago). I have worked as a guard, taught lifeguarding, been a member of the Red Cross National Faculty, run pools and beaches. It’s been a huge piece of my life.

This summer, the Wellesley Recreation Department ran an open water swim at our town beach. We asked people to make donations to the Fund for Hope. I am enclosing what we collected. It’s not much, but I hope to make this an annual event with your cause benefitting from it.

My best wishes go out to you as you work to further sun exposure education and melanoma research.

Recreation Director