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Montclair NJ SunSmart City Ribbon Cutting & Reception



Montclair, NJ has just been named the SunSmartest City In America and the Township of Montclair and the Live SunSmart Foundation invite all to celebrate it with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception on Mon. May 4th. This program is a direct response to the US Surgeon General’s Call to Action released in July 2014 where he asked all communities to engineer changes to create a sun safe environment.



Jim Axelrod, CBS News Anchor and Correspondent and Author will be the master of ceremonies and Deputy United States Surgeon General, RADM Boris Lushniak, MD ,MPH will deliver the Keynote address at the event. Additional expected attendees include Montclair Mayor, Robert Jackson, NJ Senator, Robert Menendez, NJ Deputy, Health Commissioner William Conroy, Honorary Chair for the SunSmart City™ program is Montclair’s own Veronica Stigeler-Cowher pka Queen V, and Legendary sportscaster, Spencer Ross.


Jim Axelrod, CBS news anchor and correspondent and author
Deputy United States Surgeon General, RADM Boris Lushniak, MD ,MPH
Robert Jackson, Montclair Mayor
Robert Menendez, NJ Senator
William Conroy, NJ Deputy Health Commissioner
Veronica Stigeler-Cowher pka Queen V., Honorary Chair for the SunSmart City™ program and Montclair born and bred
Spencer Ross, Legendary sportscaster                 


Monday, May 4, 2015 (Melanoma Monday)
3:30 p.m.: Press Check-In
4:00 p.m. “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony
4:45p.m.   Press Conference
5:30 p.m. VIP Meet & Greet (orange carpet – photo op)
6:30 p.m. Reception & Keynote address


Ribbon Cutting
Llewellyn Rd (across from Nishuane Park)
Between Orange Road & Elm Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Meet & Greet and Reception
Montclair Art Museum
3 So. Mountain Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Cocktail Reception Tickets: $50/person
VIP Meet & Greet: $150/person (begins at 5:30 and includes the Cocktail Reception)


  • Bill Cowher (Two-time Super Bowl winning coach & CBS’ NFL Today Analyst)
  • Eddie Brigati (The Young Rascals)
  • Frank Isola (NY Daily News reporter)
  • Bart Oates, Brian Kelley (Former New York Football Giants Players)
  • John MacLean (Former New Jersey Devils player and head coach current MSG analyst)
  • George Oliphant (NBC’s George to the Rescue host)
  • Al Santorini (Former Major League Baseball player)
  • Johnny Campbell (harness racing’s all-time leading driver in money won and greatest reinsmen ever)
  • Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling (comedian, and radio personality best known for The Howard Stern Show)
  • Roma Torre (NY1 anchor and Broadway reviewer)
  • Mary Alice Williams (NJTV anchor)
  • John Del Giorno & Cristina Lang (WABC-TV traffic reporters)

PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information how to become a SunSmart Town or City and other Live SunSmart Foundation programs and initiatives, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Teri Festa at 201 563 5404  or


The Live SunSmart Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enlightening everyone on the importance of early detection and the prevention of skin cancer. The message of the Foundation is clear—we want people to have fun in the sun, but just to do so in a sun smart way. Skin cancer does not discriminate against race, color, age, gender or ethnicity so we all need to protect ourselves from the sun and get regular skin screenings. The sun damage you get today–and over time–can have a profound effect on your future health.

Live SunSmart’s SunSmart City Program:

The SunSmart City™ program, based on a set of priorities outlined by then-Acting US Surgeon General, RADM Boris Lushniak MD MPH in his Call to Action on Skin Cancer Prevention which made sun smart behavior a public health issue. Dr. Lushniak will be in Montclair on Monday, May 4 (Melanoma Monday) to provide a keynote address and celebrate this fine distinction with the Montclair community. A special celebration open to the public will take place at the Montclair Art Museum that evening.



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