The Claire Marie Foundation was established in 2014 following the death of Claire Marie Wagonhurst, a sparkling 17 year old who lost a long battle with adolescent melanoma as a result of changes her body went through during puberty.

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Tickets On Sale – Claire Marie Autumn Wine Fest

With the heat of summer upon us, close your eyes and think how wonderful it will be to enjoy the beauty of a cool, autumn evening, dancing with good friends, sipping amazing wine, noshing on fabulous food and soaking up the rustic charm of the stone barn at Boordy... read more

Claire Marie Dance Challenge

Because at the Claire Marie Foundation we believe in honoring Claire’s sassy, fun and joyous spirit while raising awareness of adolescent melanoma, we were thrilled when Claire’s friends created and launched the Claire Marie Dance Challenge in honor of what would have... read more


Ninety percent of pediatric melanoma cases occur in patients aged 10-19.

Adolescent melanoma is not always related to sun exposure or tanning booths – it can be caused by hormonal changes in puberty.

Malignancy in girls is often found in the lower extremities, in the trunk area for boys.


Adolescent melanoma is slightly more common in girls than boys – about 55% for girls.

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