Dr. Danny Groisser, Founder and Medical Director of The Derm Group, and President of LiveSunSmart, the non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people how to live "sun smart" active lives, spoke at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony where Montclair was unveiled as the country's first SUN SMART CITY. Dr. Boris Leshniak, Deputy Surgeon General of the United States also gave remarks, as did Robert Jackson, the Mayor of Montclair. Montclair's Chief of Police was on hand, as was the entire Town Council to mark this historic event. Even the Boy Scouts lent a hand to plant a sapling, which will of course, eventually become a shade tree. Teri Festa, the event's organizer and LiveSunSmart's founder, created a meaningful legacy that will undoubtedly impact future generations.
Dr. Groisser reminded everyone that yearly skin exams are very easy, routine exams that can be potentially life saving. "Everyone knows the importance of mammograms and colonoscopies; regular skin exams by a board-certified dermatologist are just as critical," he noted.
The Derm Group donated $5000 to create a shade structure in Montclair, potentially in conjunction with students' team venues.
For more information, please visit www.livesunsmart.org.