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Washington, D.C. Melanoma Patient Community Celebrates Treatment Advances
Date:11/8/2011

as high-end auction items.  Party-goers will be able to bid on Washington Redskins suite tickets, trips to the Outer Banks, and stays in a stunning home in Naples and wine villa in Tuscany.

Corporate sponsors include: Genentech, Champion Title, Chicago Title Insurance, Washington First Bank, Louis Aqua Tech, PenFed Credit Union, Churchill Mortgage Corp., The Brenda MacDonald Melanoma Research Foundation, Champion Way Foundation, Potomac Mortgage Group, Fair Oaks Skin Care, Aspect Software, ADP, American Relocation Connection, 1st American Title, Destination Cellars and Chariots for Hire and many other local businesses.

"The melanoma community has meaningful research advances to celebrate this year and what better way to do that than to enjoy an evening of champagne, music and good food for a good cause," said Timothy J. Turnham, executive director for the MRF.  "With community support through events like the Wings of Hope Gala, the research community is poised to discover treatments that will have a long-term impact on survival.  Those advances would not happen without this kind of support."

In addition to the Wilkinsons, the MacDonald family will be joined by the Reilly family and Michael Esposito in hosting the event. 

To purchase tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.dcwingsofhope.com.

About Melanoma
Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and can strike men and women of all ages, all races and skin types.  In fact, with a one in 50 lifetime risk of developing melanoma, more than 70,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2011, resulting in 8,790 deaths or one person every hour.  Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25 to 29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15&#
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