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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Collegiate Ambassador Program

This spring we launched a peer-to-peer melanoma awareness and prevention program on college and university campuses across the country. 50 students on 20 campuses represent the Claire Marie Foundation and offer melanoma awareness and education presentations to Greek... read more

The ACAC Claire Marie Fitness Challenge

Join us for an event jam-packed with music, fitness and fun!  Spin, Zumba and Barre classes available, great for all fitness abilities. Afterwards, enjoy brunch with the family.  Free Kids Zone child care (6 weeks-12 yrs). When: Saturday, December 10th, 7-10am Where:... 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.

Claire Marie Fund

Your tax deductible donations to the Claire Marie Foundation can be made through Strong City Baltimore.