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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.


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.

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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.