Event Start Date:
September 24, 2021
Event End Date:
September 26, 2021
Event Venue:
Great Wolf Lodge


2021 Pediatric Melanoma Summit

Event Start Date:
September 24, 2021
Event End Date:
September 26, 2021
Event Venue:
Great Wolf Lodge

Registration is Now Open!


MRF PSummit SaveDate px MThe MRF is excited to announce the 2021 Pediatric Melanoma Summit at the Great Wolf Lodge in Phoenix, AZ! The Summit will provide educational and support resources to this growing population. Please stay up to date on the MRF COVID protocols and the Great Wolf Lodge COVID protocols as it becomes available on our website.  

Attendance is FREE but registration is required by Friday, August 27, 2021.  

Registration for the event does NOT reserve your hotel room.  



Who should attend: 

The Pediatric Melanoma Summit is for pediatric and teen melanoma patients and their families. We have 50 rooms reserved. Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, it is very important that you inform us immediately and cancel your reservation at the hotel so another family may be able to attend. 

Reserving your room: 

All families are responsible for reserving their own rooms. All room arrangements must be made through the Great Wolf Lodge.  

Please visit the Great Wolf Lodge website at www.greatwolf.com/arizona and enter promotion code MRF2021 to make your room reservations. 

Alternatively, call Michelle Heubner at (480) 527-2514 and she will personally assist you in making your reservation.  

This year, families are responsible for paying the deposit and will be refunded upon check-in to the Great Wolf Lodge. Once you have checked into the hotel, you will be moved to the MRF invoice for the remainder of your stay. 

Should you not attend, you will be responsible for cancelling your reservation and any fees associated.  

The MRF will pay for one room and the taxes for each family for the nights of Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. Guest rooms sleep 6 and have two queen beds, one sleeper sofa and one bathroom. Guests will be asked to provide a credit card for incidentals and for the deposit but will not be charged for the stay at the hotel. Access to the water park is included.  

Arriving before/Staying after the event: 

A discounted room rate of $179 will be offered to you for the nights of Thursday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 26th should you want to come early or stay after the event concludes.  

Financial Assistance:

A limited amount of financial travel assistance is available for patients and their immediate family members. Assistance will be available on a first come, first serve basis. To apply and learn more about this assistance policy, please follow this link 

For any questions or to learn more, please contact the MRF’s Senior Patient Engagement Officer, Lauren Johnston at [email protected], or (202) 579-3450. 

Meeting Details: 

Where: Great Wolf Lodge, 7333 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 


  • Friday, September 24: Welcome and Dinner at Great Wolf Lodge 
  • Saturday, September 25: Breakfast, Seminars, Lunch, Play Time & Dinner 
  • Sunday, September 26: Breakfast, Seminars, Wrap-up & Lunch 


The MRF will provide a welcome dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. All meals and snacks outside of those provided will be on your own. 

For young children: the agenda will accommodate children from around the age of 3 and up. Children younger than 3 are invited to attend but may need more parental supervision than the other children. 

Travel Arrangements: 

The Great Wolf Lodge is located 14 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport. 

From Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport: head west on E Sky Harbour Blvd, and take the left lane to the exit for 41st St. Turn right onto 41st Street. Merge onto Sky Harbour Blvd and use the left two lanes to merge onto AZ-202/AZ202 Loop Toward Tempe/Mesa. Take Exit 9 to merge onto AZ 101 Loop N. Take Exit 45 from AZ-101 to Loop N. to McDonald Dr and turn left onto McDonald Dr. Turn right onto Pima Road to the Lodge.   

For updates and more information go to: www.melanoma.org/PedSummit2021 

The draft agenda will be posted soon! Questions can be directed to the MRF’s Senior Patient Engagement Officer, Lauren Johnston at [email protected] or (202) 579-3450. 

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