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.
The annual Celebrate Living SunSmart Gala and the selection of the theme, Places in the Sun, is quite deliberate and truly represents our Live SunSmart mantra. It emphasizes the fact that we want everybody to enjoy the great outdoors, but just to do so in a “sun smart” way.
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