The Live SunSmart Foundation, formerly the Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation, was founded as a tribute to Ray Festa whose name means “Sun Party”! The Foundation seeks to promote healthy fun in the sun while raising awareness of skin cancer in order to save lives.
Skin cancer does not discriminate against color, race, ethnicity, age or gender. By changing your habits today, you will impact your health for the better and maintain your beauty longer.
Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 Places in the Sun Gala a smashing success! Special thanks to our Apollo Award Honoree RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting United States Surgeon General and Carnevale Community Spirit Award Honoree Peter King. Stay tuned for a full recap of this annual event and be sure to check out our gala pictures:
By donating to the Live SunSmart Foundation, you are joining us in our mission to spread the word about the importance of skin cancer prevention and education. Early detection saves lives and your contribution goes a long way to help our cause. Please consider supporting Live SunSmart.
More than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year
Melanoma, if caught early, is 99% curable.
1 out of 7 people in the U.S. will develop a form of skin cancer during his/her lifetime.
One person dies of melanoma every hour