Wings of Hope for Melanoma Galas

Wings of Hope for Melanoma

At the Melanoma Research Foundation's (MRF) Wings of Hope for Melanoma galas, a Humanitarian Award is presented to a leader in the local medical community who has committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edged research or scientific leadership. Courage Awards are also given to individuals who have shown tremendous strength in their personal battles with melanoma.

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2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the MRF and the video below was created for Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala attendees to look back on two decades of progress:

2017 Galas

Denver - Wednesday, April 26th

The Sixth Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma event will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Mile High Station in Denver, Colorado. The annual event celebrates leaders in the Denver melanoma medical community, recognizes individuals who are bravely battling melanoma and shares some of the exciting medical breakthroughs that are on the horizon for this disease. This April, the MRF will recognize Leslie R. Capin, MD with the Humanitarian Award and John Fox Bershof, MD, FACS with the Compassionate Care Award. The event is also a wonderful culinary experience featuring some of the best restaurants in the Denver area! To learn more about the event, click here: Event information.

San Francisco - TBD

2016 Galas

Chicago - September 15, 2016

New York City - October 20, 2016

Philadelphia - November 16, 2016


Past Wings of Hope for Melanoma Galas

In 2016, the MRF held galas in Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. The events raised more than one million dollars for melanoma research!  View the photos of these and other past galas.

For further information about the Wings of Hope for Melanoma galas, to purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or make a tax-deductible donation, please contact the MRF at (800) 673-1290 or email Please note, the MRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,

The MRF also hosts many other special events, such as seminars, 5k run/walks, and educational symposia and webinars. Browse upcoming events.