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.

Visit this page for regular updates and additional event information.


2018 Galas

Washington, DC - Saturday, February 24

The eighth annual DC Wings of Hope will be hosted at The Ritz-Carlton - Tysons Corner. Event information

Denver - Thursday, April 19

The seventh annual gala will be hosted at Mile High Station. Event information

Philadelphia - Wednesday, June 13

The fifth annual gala will be hosted at Water Works. Event Information

Chicago - September 2018

New York - October 2018


2017 Galas

Denver - Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Sixth Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala will be hosted at Mile High Station. Event information.

San Francisco - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Ninth Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala will be hosted at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture Gallery 308. Event information

Chicago - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Third Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala will be hosted at Morgan MFG. Event information

New York - October 11, 2017

The Sixteenth Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala will be hosted at Capitale. Event information


Past Wings of Hope for Melanoma Galas

In 2017, the MRF held galas in Denver, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. 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,

To volunteer with a Gala Planning Committee, please email

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