Shades of Hope
Friday, November 21, 2015
The Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Shades of Hope is an annual gala to benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). The event is a celebration for those touched by melanoma and will attract an elite crowd of over 600 prominent corporate professionals, philanthropic leaders and melanoma supporters.
6:00 pm | Champions of Hope VIP Reception
7:00 pm | Shades of Hope Reception
Shades of Hope Emcee
Heather Unruh is co-anchor of WCVB-TV’s award-winning 6 & 11pm newscasts. She is a four time EMMY award winner with over twenty years of experience as an anchor and medical reporter.
Melanoma survivor and Miss New Hampshire
Bridget found a small red mole on her arm and watched it over a few months. She had a gut feeling something wasn’t right. After hearing Megan Rothschild’s melanoma story through MFNE’s Your Skin Is In program, Bridget scheduled an appointment with her dermatologist. He wasn’t concerned about the mole, but decided to biopsy it since Bridget was adamant about it. Two days later he called and told her the mole was in fact melanoma. It was confirmed that Bridget’s margins were clear and it was Stage 1. She was 23 when she was diagnosed. Bridget started using tanning beds at 16 to get ready for prom and continued to use them throughout college and even worked at a tanning salon part time. After her life changing diagnosis, Bridget vowed to live each day to the fullest and make her dreams realities.
Thomas P. Reilly
Suzanne Donahue Keeper of the Hope Honoree