Suzanne Donahue Keeper of the Hope Award
Suzanne Donahue, was only 40 years old when she lost her battle with melanoma on May 21, 2012. She journeyed long and hard but did so with grace and a love of life. Hope is inspiring. It can define the quality of life during very difficult times not only for those struggling but for those around them providing love and support. We come across people who are an inspiration because of the way they face insurmountable challenges while continuing to live life to its fullest.
We will keep Suzanne’s memory alive with an annual Suzanne Donahue Keeper of the Hope Award, given to individuals and corporations who are inspirational, who teach us about the importance of giving back, and who define hope for us in the darkest days.
This year we are thrilled to announce that Robin Travers, MD will be our Suzanne Donahue Keeper of the Hope Award Honoree. As a Dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, Robin has been a longtime supporter and advocate of IMPACT Melanoma. Over the year, she’s jumped at any opportunity to be involved with our programs and events. Robin sits on our Medical Advisory Board, runs the Boston Marathon each year as part of Team Running for Cover as well acts as a coach for the other 30+ runners, trains beauty professions with our Skinny On Skin training program, and is even featured in our Your Skin Is In eLearning as our main educator. Robin embodies the passion and heart that Suzanne lived her life with each and every day.
Past Suzanne Donahue Keeper of the Hope honorees are:
2012 – Suzanne’s parents Kathy and David Donahue, Financial Engines and Knight Capital Americas
2013 – 2013 Boston Marathon Running for Cover team
2014 – Tom Reilly
2015 – The InnoLoft at Constant Contact & Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley
2016 – Amy Walls
This beautiful video was created in honor of Suzanne and shares insight from her family, friends, doctor, and co-worker as to the tremendous person Suzanne was.