Kann foundation’s Eclipse 2017 a fashionable event


February 25, 2017

Fashion designer Dennis Basso showed his Spring Summer 2017 Collection Feb. 6 at the 18th annual Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation’s luncheon “Eclipse 2017” at The Breakers.

Merrill Fisher Gottesman was chairwoman, while honorary Chairs were Herme de Wyman Miro, Ari Rifkin, Arlette Gordon, Rhoda Chase, Joan G. Rubin and Marianne Gold.

Dennis Basso with Merrill Gottesman. Photo by Capehart

Dennis Basso with Merrill Gottesman. Photo by Capehart


That morning, the foundation hosted the RDK Melanoma Golf Classic at The Breakers Ocean Course; that event was chaired by Charles Gottesman with co-chairs Dr. Larry Katzen and Harvey Gold. Baseball Hall of Famer and melanoma survivor Mike Schmidt played in the event.

The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has been working for more than 20 years to educate students grades K-12 on the importance of sun-safe behavior and raise awareness about the life-saving techniques for early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma, its deadliest form. Debbie Kann Schwarzberg is president and founder of the organization.