The time is right to Live SunSmart. With the Spring upon us and temperatures rising, more of us will be going outdoors to visit farmers’ markets, shop the garden centers, dine al fresco, or just enjoy getting out of the house.
The Live SunSmart Foundation, a national awareness organization, is working to make Montclair NJ the first “SunSmartest” town in the United States with projects and awareness campaigns to alert the public about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer, but more importantly how to enjoy being outdoors in the Garden State in a SunSmart manner.
Montclair will soon be the SunSmartest Town in America! The Montclair Health Department and the Live SunSmart Foundation would like to see what members of the community know about sun exposure. Please take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey which will better help the Foundation better understand sun protection behavior among the Montclair community.
The survey comprises 15 short questions and takes approximately five minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and all responses are strictly confidential. Those who complete the survey will be eligible to enter a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
In the coming weeks look for more information about the Live SunSmart Foundation including a special evening in town on May 4th, Melanoma Monday.
The Live SunSmart Foundation (formerly the Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation) began in January 1993 to promote healthy, fun lifestyle behaviors. They educate others by supporting community-based activities, fostering education within athletic programs, and engaging community leaders in our cause.
The message is simple: Have fun in the sun by being active AND by being sunsmart.
The Live SunSmart Foundation is a lifestyle organization. While funding research is also important, the goal with the Live SunSmart Foundation is to bring awareness to the causes of skin cancer and prevent it from happening in the first place. They don’t preach death and we never tell people to stay inside. They encourage everyone to go outside, to have fun and to do so in a sunsmart way!
Live SunSmart encourages everyone to take good care of their skin by:
Using sunscreen, applying it properly and reapplying often
Wearing protective clothing, hats and sunglasses
Constantly being aware of changes in your skin
Getting regular skin cancer screenings from board-certified dermatologists
Melanoma is the most curable form of cancer when found early.With increased education and awareness,
the Live SunSmart Foundation WILL save lives!