Pediatric Summit 2019, Great Wolf Lodge, Friday, 27. September 2019

2019 Pediatric Melanoma Summit
September 27-29, 2019
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to host the 2019 Pediatric Melanoma Summit for young melanoma patients and their families. The Summit will provide educational and support resources to this growing population. Attendance is FREE but registration is required by Wednesday, August 27th, 2019.
Registration for the event does NOT reserve your hotel room. NEW THIS YEAR: All room arrangements must be through the Great Wolf Lodge. Please call: 847.623.9653 and reserve your room under the Melanoma Research Foundation block. Your room must be reserved by August 27th, 2019. 
Who should attend:
The Pediatric Melanoma Summit is for pediatric 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 also cancel your reservation at the hotel. 
Reserving your room:
NEW THIS YEAR: All room arrangements must be through the Great Wolf Lodge. Please call: 847.623.9653 and reserve your room under the Melanoma Research Foundation block. Your room must be reserved by August 27th, 2019. 
The MRF will pay for one room and the taxes for each patient and their family at the Great Wolf Lodge for the nights of Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. 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 but will not be charged for the stay at the hotel. Access to the water park is included with the room. 
Arriving before/Staying after the event:
A discounted rate of $164.00 will be offered to you for the nights of Thursday, September 26 and Sunday, September 30 should you want to come early or stay late. ALL room arrangements must be made through the Great Wolf Lodge.  
Financial Assistance:
Financial travel assistance is available for patients and their immediate family members. Assistance will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more, please contact the MRF's Logistics Coordinator, Leanna Bennett at lbennett@melanoma.org, or (202) 742-5919. 
Meals during the event:
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 accomodate 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 45 miles from Chicago and Milwaukee. You may need to rent a car to travel to the GWL from the airport.
Train/Bus from Chicago: (2 hrs and about $11.00/person)  
Take the train to Waukegan, and then transfer to the bus that runs from Sheridan Road and Washington to Grand Avenue and Dilleys. Then its a five minute walk to the hotel. 
From Milwaukee area (North):Take I-94 E towards Chicago. Enter into Illinois and exit at IL-132 E/Grand Avenue. Follow IL-132 E/Grand Avenue to N. Dilleys Road. Take a left onto N. Dilleys Road. Take another left onto Nations Drive. Great Wolf Lodge will be on your left. 
From Chicago and Suburbs (South and East):Take I-94 W towards Milwaukee. Follow I-94 W and exit at IL-132 E/Grand Avenue. Follow IL-132 E/Grand Avenue to N. Dilleys Road. Take a left onto N. Dilleys Road. Take another left onto Nations Drive. Great Wolf Lodge will be on your left. 
From Rockford, IL (West):Take IL-173 E towards Gurnee. Enter on the right to I-94 E Tollway ramp towards Chicago. Exit at IL-132 E/Grand Avenue. Follow IL-132 E/Grand Avenue to N. Dilleys Road. Take a left onto N. Dilleys Road. Take another left onto Nations Drive. Great Wolf Lodge will be on your left. A howling good time awaits!
Meeting Details:
Where: Great Wolf Lodge, 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031
When:  Friday, Sept. 27: Welcome and Dinner at Great Wolf Lodge
            Saturday, Sept. 28: Breakfast, Seminars, Lunch, Play Time & Dinner
            Sunday, Sept. 29: Breakfast, Seminars, Wrap-up & Lunch
The draft agenda can be found on the MRF's Event Page once it is ready. 

Questions can be directed to the MRF's Director of Education, Shelby Moneer, at smoneer@melanoma.org or (202) 347-9675. 

Friday, 27. September 2019, Great Wolf Lodge, Pediatric Summit 2019

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