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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.

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:

2014 Gala Pictures




2014 The Barclays TICKETS Fore CHARITY


On Sale now thru Aug 17
Community Event

SunSmart Weekend for Super Essex Conference


September 12-13, 2014
Fundraiser/Community Event

Texas Hold 'em & Casino Night - Tickets on Sale Now


November 14, 2014

Get the Facts


More than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year


Melanoma, if caught early, is 99% curable.

1 of 7

1 out of 7 people in the U.S. will develop a form of skin cancer during his/her lifetime.

every hour

One person dies of melanoma every hour

Partners in Caring

We are appreciative of the great support we received from our donors, partners and sponsors. As our way of saying thanks, please take a moment to learn about the organizations who are helping us to make a different in the prevention of skin cancer.