“Mommy, thank you so much for taking me to Great Wolf Lodge again!” Moses wrapped his arms around my neck, with great big tears streaming down his face.

I don’t know if Moses completely grasps the full significance of this yearly trip. But for the last two years, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) has helped gather together families dealing with pediatric melanoma, a somewhat rare disease, for a weekend of uniting, learning, collaborating, empowering, and enjoying a happier side of childhood than interferon shots and PET scans. Each year, this trip means so much to me on so many levels. We are huge fans of not only the location, but the people we spent time with, the information we gathered, and the vision that was cast for the future.