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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.

Bill Cohwer & Roger Goodell

Watch video highlights of our 2013 Gala featuring guests of honor Bill Cohwer (right), CBS Sports' THE NFL TODAY analyst, winner of our 2013 Apollo Award, and NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell (left), presenter of the award. Share our video to help educate others about skin cancer prevention. And be sure to check out our 2014 Gala event info here!

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Melanoma Walk in Mercer County Park
Community Event, Fundraiser

Melanoma Walk in Mercer County Park

April 5, 2014
Awareness Day

Melanoma Monday

May 5, 2014
Awareness Day

Don’t Fry Day

May 23, 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.