Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope Annouces First Annual Masquerade Ball

Marstons Mills, MA, September 07, 2009 --( Representatives from the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope announced today that they will be hosting the organization's 1st Annual Angel's Masquerade Ball on October 17th at the Ochre Court Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. The event will honor Glenna Kohl, who sadly lost her battle with melanoma on November 20, 2008, while raising awareness and funds to fight the fastest growing cancer in the US and the second leading cause of death in women ages 25-28.

"We are excited to be receiving so much support for this event," said Colleen Kohl, mother of Glenna Kohl and Co-Founder of the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope. "With a magical evening planned, we look forward to honoring Glenna and carrying on her vision to raise awareness around the dangers of melanoma, the importance of early detection and prevention of this disease."

The evening will include dinner, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions, and entertainment provided by Boston band, Kahootz. The organization will welcome keynote speaker, Shonda Schilling, melanoma survivor and Founder of the SHADE Foundation of America. Funds raised from the event will be allocated specifically to melanoma research, raising awareness of the dangerous effects of tanning, and a scholarship to Glenna's alma mater, Salve Regina University.

The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope anticipates an excess of 400 guests, coming mainly from Massachusetts and Rhode Island with others traveling in from across the country. To register as a guest for the ball, please visit

About the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope
The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope (a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization) was founded in Glenna's memory by her family and friends to continue her mission of bringing melanoma awareness to the forefront, as well as raising money for melanoma research and charities. Melanoma has become the fastest growing cancer in the U.S., with approximately 63,000 cases being diagnosed yearly, and is the second most common cancer for women 25-29 years old. For more information, please visit the organization's website at

Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope
Jack Bacigalupo