The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope has reached thousands if not millions of strangers with Glenna’s story over the last 5 years. Consistently, we receive letters of gratitude from all over the world sharing stories of how Glenna has touched them. Spreading her story has been possible not only through social media and the video “Dear 16-Year-Old Me” but also through the 33 shade canopies installed on lifeguard stands and the 68 sunscreen dispensers we’ve provided to the Cape Cod community.
Our signature events, The Angels Masquerade Ball and the Piggy Trot, have given us a distinct platform to captivate an audience with Glenna’s story while also raising funds to support our mission. With funds raised in 2014 alone, we donated $40,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for melanoma research.
Donated to MGH Cancer Center in 2014
Needless to say, we’ve been busy over the last five years as a volunteer committee. But we have a lot more on the horizon. We’re excited to announce that a community shade structure in Yarmouth will be available for use by summer of 2015. This structure, scheduled to cost close to $14,000, represents a new opportunity for Glenna’s Fund to broaden our efforts and Shade the Cape.
We wouldn’t have come this far without you. You have fueled our success by attending our events and sharing Glenna’s story to all your friends and family. Financial support of our organization will help us continue to promote sun safety practices. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope.
We look forward to seeing you in 2015, especially at the 6th Annual Piggy Trot on May 17, as we continue to strive to reach our goal of a world where melanoma takes no lives.
Sending you holiday cheer from us all,
The Piggy Committee